About the workshop
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to sampling and recording techniques through community based improvisation and audio journaling. The workshop instructors will provide live and digital instruments, along with loopers, effects pedals, and basic music production gear; participants may bring their own instruments, but this is optional. Participants will come away with a recording of a complete song built from the manipulated sounds generated during the improvisation session.
More specifically, workshop participants will:
- Explore the idea that music is a human behavior and is hardwired into our human experience and existence.
- Become familiar with music gear and music production considerations that include creating a structure from sampling improvisation in order to build a song.
- Learn about various tools that can be used to manipulate sound.
- Work together and support one another in creating a community based recording.
The workshop is open to all – no previous experience with a musical instrument or music production is required.
About the Instructor
Kevin Cardoso is an analog hacker at heart and this nature has driven him to explore a variety of art forms that include wood, metal, paper, clay, music, and electronics. As a creative arts therapist, he has experience teaching people of various age groups and abilities. He feels that patience and flexibility is an important approach to help people loosen up, learn, engage with the process, and find satisfaction with their work.
Ben Turner is a musician and songwriter, and these interests have driven him to embrace the manipulation of sound in the home recording studio. He is a music therapist, with a background in various age groups and populations. He attended the College of Wooster and the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium. He believes that improvisation and audio recording are great platforms for embracing innate musicality, and integrating the head and the heart.