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Ear field workshop I (acoustic explorations of place, time and space) at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art

Teaching period (excluding travel days): 21-25 January 2019
For successful participation in the course students will be awarded 3 ECTS credits.
How to apply: Please send a motivation letter and CV to Deadline is January 4.

About the course
Alexander Rishaug is a sound artist and composer, operating on the border between visual art and music. He has a background from the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim. Rishaug works with site-specific sound projects, where mapping of time, space and acoustics plays a central role. Currently he takes up a position as an artistic research fellow at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art.

Practical, technical and theoretical workshop in sound art

How do we listen to the city and the landscape that we have around us?

How does the sound affect us mentally, physically and socially?

Can sound change our experience of time, place and architecture? 

The global economy and the world around us are constantly changing, how does this sound impact?

The workshop is about exploring the "soundtrack" we have around us, listening and collecting audio material through various recording techniques, and further processing it into an abstract / non-documentary audio work, learning editing and processing audio focusing on the Ableton Live program. 

Through the workshop, we will experiment with playback of sound in space and the use of transducers through different material/objects.

The core of the workshop is to raise awareness of the role and materiality of sound. We will examine how to listen, gather, process and present sound in gallery spaces, public spaces, both as a separate medium or in interaction with other art forms.

Technical spec

Bring your own laptop / headset.

Bring your own HD recorder (if you have).

Download trial version of Ableton Live program (free for 30 days) at:


Where the workshop takes place

Project Room, Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, January 21-25 2019

Earlier Event: January 7
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