FRANCE JOBIN: Field Recording & Composition Masterclass
January 27 & 28, 10am-1pm
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (day 1), Old Customs House (day 2)
Free (RSVPs essential)
Facilitated by renowned minimalist composer and sound artist France Jobin, this two-day workshop will immerse participants in the composition of music using field recordings and different sound processing techniques.
Requirements: Please bring your best pair of headphones, a recording device (lo-fi gear is fine!) and a laptop.
Participation cost: Free, but EOIs to firstname.lastname@example.org are essential.
Day 1: Listening & recording
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 10am
Participants will explore the urban environment through sound walks and recording. Recording techniques both conventional and unconventional will be used in order to facilitate new ways of listening to the environment and considering how and why to capture sounds for use in composition. Jobin will also discuss how the recording process itself can facilitate a deeper connection to place, self and others.
Day 2: Processing & composing
Artsource Old Customs House, 10am
Jobin will discuss her own process of manipulating and assembling sounds into compositions. Both technical and conceptual aspects of the processing and composition stage will be discussed, and participants will work on generating short studies to share and discuss with the group.
France Jobin is a sound / installation / artist, composer and curator residing in Montreal, Canada. Her audio art can be qualified as “sound-sculpture”, revealing a minimalist approach to complex sound environments where analog and digital intersect. Her installations express a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her works can be “experienced” in a variety of unconventional spaces and new technology festivals across Canada, the United States, South America, South Africa, Europe and Japan.
Jobin has created solo recordings for No-ware (CL-DE), popmuzik records (JP), bake/staalplaat (NL), ROOM40 (AU), nvo (AT), DER (US), ATAK (JP), murmur records (JP), Baskaru (FR) and the prestigious LINE label (US). Jobin’s sound art is also part of countless compilation albums, notably on the ATAK (JP), bremsstrahlung (US), Mutek (CA), murmur records (JP), and/oar (US), tsuku boshi (FR), everest records (CH), and Contour Editions (US) labels. She is also featured in the influential book and recording, Extract, Portraits of Soundartists (book + 2 cd), released on the nonvisualobjects label (AT). The collaborative album ligne, created with sound artist Tomas Phillips, was released on the ATAK label (JP).
Tone List is a Perth-based label for exploratory music.
Tura New Music is a not for profit music organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Tura is a producer as well as resource centre and advocate for New Music.
We wish to acknowledge and thank the supporters of the 2019 festival: the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, Tura New Music, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Vancouver Arts Centre, Denmark Arts, and Artsource.
We wish to acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this country. We recognise the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the land where we live (Perth, Western Australia), and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.