[microsound-announce] The World as instrument: A theoretical Workshop Francisco Lopez Berlin NK Feb 16-18

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Mon Jan 11 11:19:39 EST 2010

The World as instrument: A theoretical Workshop Taught by Francisco Lopez
at NK Feb 16-18 2010 Berlin.

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures
of the sound art and experimental music scene. Over the past 30 years he
has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and
iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying
boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments,
shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful
abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental
listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and
spiritual expansion.

He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings,
workshops and sound installations in 60 countries of the five continents.
His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations
with over 100 international artists) has been released by more than 200
record labels worldwide, and he has been awarded three times with honorary
mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival. [Pedro Higueras,
Sonom Studios]

This theoretical workshop is focused on the historical, sociological and
philosophical (rather than technical) aspects of different practices that
have the “real world” as a source, or an inspiration, for sonic
creation. From ancestral manifestations of music derived from nature to the
present massive sonic exploration of our world, analyzing the historical
attempts at recording sonic reality and creatively transform it, from
musical notation to digital technology. With a multitude of sonic examples,
from traditional to electronic music, the workshop aims at stirring up
discussion and at challenging many stereotypical and misleading conceptions
about recorded sound in many diverse areas and objects of study, from
bioacoustics to experimental
music, from phonographs to hard disk recorders, from birds to cosmic radio

Date: Feb 16-18 2010 (3Days)
Place: NK Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2 Etage 12059 Berlin
Time: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
Participation is limited to 15 participants

Registration: Preregistration is required and can be done by sending an
email to enka_nk at gmx.de
Fee: 150 Euros

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