July 27 – 30 2016 – Workshop field recording and artistic research, Arles

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Workshop « Field Recording and Artistic Research » with Gilles Aubry

Location : Arles, (South of France)
Duration : 4 days (28h)
Dates : July 27 – 30 2016
Participants : 8 persons max
Fee : 300€ (student) / 600€
Organization : Phonurgia Nova, www.phonurgia.org
Infos and registration : fiction@phonurgia.org


Sound artist Gilles Aubry will give an introduction about ideas and practices of field recording and artistic research. The participants will go about making their own audio recordings of day-to-day situations within the city of Arles. During collective listening sessions the participants will discuss and share their experiences and interpretations. Beyond merely musical or narrative approaches, other aspects will also be discussed: culturality of listening and sound environments, relationship between a sound source and its acoustic representation, materiality of recorded media, reflexivity of the recording process, etc. The results will be presented to the public at the end of the workshop.

Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist living in Berlin since 2002. Trained initially as a musician and composer, he holds since 2010 an MA in Sound Studies from the University of the Arts in Berlin. His artistic practice is based on an auditory approach of the real informed by researches on cultural and historical aspects of sound production and reception. In 2011, Aubry has been a guest artist of the Global Prayers research project. His installations and performances have been presented internationally, including Marrakech Biennale (2014), FICA Foundation in New Delhi (2013), House of Electronic Arts in Basel (2013), Camera Austria in Graz (2012), Swiss Art Awards in Basel (2012), House of World Culture in Berlin (2011), Issue Project Room in NYC (2010), Sonic Acts in Amsterdam (2010), Bat Yam Museum in Tel-Aviv (2010), Tuned Cities in Berlin (2010) and MACBA in Barcelona (2010).