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The Anatomy of Vaporwave at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Faculty

Place: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Faculty
Teaching period: 20 April – 23 April 2018
Teacher(s): Vygintas Orlovas (Vilnius), Olivia Verev (Tallinn) and Robin Nõgisto (Tallinn)ECTS: 1.5
Number of available place for KUNO students: 3
Level: BA/MA

How to apply
Please send a short motivation letter and a link to your portfolio or your projects you find relevant for this course to vygintas.o@gmail.comThe deadline to apply is the 18th of March, 2018. Selected students will be informed about the further details on the 23rd of March, 2018.

About the course
On the surface Vaporwave is a micro genre of electronic music and a meme, however, the ideas behind it are a statement and a position towards music production and art in general. The course is aiming to provide extended knowledge on the background, core ideas, strategies and methods for functioning applied in Vaporwave.
Organization of the course
The course will start with an introduction meeting on the 20th of April to discuss the field where Vaporwave formed, the ideas behind it and the methods and strategies applied in it. Afterwards we will divide into 5 groups depending on the interests: source scouting, audio editing, image editing, video editing and conceptualizing.On the 21st of April we will start by having short introductions to using the basic features of related free and cross platform software: Audacity, Gimp and AVID Media Composer|First. Afterwards we will have a hackathon type workshop to create a collaborative album and the relevant materials for it. Depending on how productive we will be the workshop can last till the evening of the 23rd of April - we will have to finalize the release by then.

Notes* All participants should bring a laptop. Those, who wish to work with sound editing, need to bring a set of headphones as well. Those, who wish to work with video editing, should have 8 GB of RAM in the laptop or an alternative video editing software.
* This workshop will be part of the exhibition "Science and Life", which is curated and composed from works of the doctoral candidates of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The exhibition will start on the 5th of April and end on the 22nd of April.