Twin Peaks sound artist to share skills with students
Kim is bringing his Subtle Listening project to the Headingley Campus on Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1 April to encourage students and composers to develop more creative and imaginative responses to sound through a diverse range of techniques, such as field-recording, group exercises, 'drawing' sound, listening exercises, and meditation.
Following the workshop, on Tuesday 1 April at 5pm in the Jubilee Room at the University's Headingley Campus, students and staff will present some of their original music at the free public concert, Echochroma XI, which will also feature work by Kim.
Over the last 30 years, Kim has worked in film (with David Lynch on Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart and on George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch), the record industry (through his labels Silent Records & Pulsoniq Distribution), games audio (with Staccato Systems), as well as collaborating with a diverse range of experimental and electronic musicians including Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Merzbow and Tony Conrad.
The first day of the workshop will explore listening and awareness exercises and, on the second day, students will create an original piece based on the principles explored.
Phil Legard, Lecturer in Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Met, commented: "We are very pleased to welcome Kim Cascone back to lead this workshop. His Dark Stations concert at our City Campus last year was enthusiastically received by students and staff, and I was impressed by Kim's effortless ability afterward to facilitate a discussion about the philosophy and psychology of sound and cognition with the audience.
"Kim has been a key figure in the development of electronic music since the 90s, with writings like The Aesthetics of Failure being essential readings for our students. These workshops develop from his essay The Grain of the Auditory Field and promise to be an intensive, thought-provoking experience that will deepen attendees' relationships with sound to make them more effective sound-designers and composers."
For more information about the free concert on 1 April, please contact Phil at P.P.Legard@leedsmet.ac.uk