[microsound] How to do a musique concrete workshop?

Boris Klompus boris.klompus at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 10:10:14 EDT 2011

Hi Samuel,

I think that technique on being able to focus the microphone of the field
sampler on the sound that you want is really crucial.
Also editing technique, sample cutting, normalizing, etc.

What is the skill level of the participants?


On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Samuel van ransbeeck <thinksamuel at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> Hello
> I have been asked to do a two-day workshop around musique concrete or
> basically using natural sounds to create a composition. I was wondering if
> anyone could give me some tips on how to make the best of it. I was thinking
> of doing a short historical introduction and letting them hear some
> recordings. then a mindstorm about which sounds they (the participants)
> would go hunt for. Then in the afternoon we would go on a soundwalk with
> mobile recorders to record sounds. Back at theatelier we listen to the
> sounds and start to cut. Finally we make a collage and do some editing on it
> (basic editing, I prefer to use the sounds as natural as possible). And in
> the end of the second day, the participants show their works.
> What would I need to do to improve the plan? Another question that bugs me
> is that i will have to provide the mobile recorders. Normally I use the ones
> from the university I work at but I cannot take them from there. Therefore i
> was thinking to get hold of the ZOOM H1 or Q3. Any advice against it or
> should that be ok?
> Thanks for your input
> Samuel
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