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Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive
May 3 - 5, 2019
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River & Warbler's Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River
$100 (or $200 with 2 nights accommodation and breakfast at Warbler's Roost)

After the stillness of winter, springtime in the Almaguin Highlands awakens the ears to a suddenly active soundscape of birds, frogs and the drumming of the ruffed grouse. The first weekend of May at Warbler's Roost (22 KM west of South River) provides an exciting opportunity for nature-lovers, soundscape recordists and birders to enjoy the acoustic wonders of the spring season while learning about the art of soundscape recording.

Events include a soundscape concert with a new work by Andra McCartney, participation in a multi-microphone “dawn chorus” sound recording, and guidance on the discipline and art of soundwalking, listening more globally, as well as techniques for recording and editing natural soundscapes with NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland.

Practical Details:

- All levels of experience are welcome.
- Equipment available for those who require it. Those with recording equipment are welcome to bring their own.
- Dress for cold weather in evenings and early mornings as well as for some walking on muddy and wet surfaces.
- Accommodation available at Warbler's Roost includes two kitchens for guests to share. Breakfast, bedding and towels provided.

Schedule:

Friday May 3
7:00 to 9:00 pm - Soundscape Concert with Andra McCartney at NAISA North

Saturday May 4
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Soundwalking and Soundscape Recording at Warbler's Roost
2:00 to 5:00 pm - Soundscape Editing and Mixing at NAISA North
7:30 to 9:00 pm - Show & Tell, bring along a soundscape recording or production you are working on and tell us about it

Sunday May 5
6:00 am to 7:00 am - Dawn Chorus Recording at Warbler's Roost
10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Multi-channel Soundscape Editing & Mixing at NAISA North

Advance Registration Required: https://naisa.ca/education/register/