Sound design for artists

23—30.MARCH.2021 • 15:00 - 17:00

Are you a performance maker who is interested in creating the sound for their own work, but hasn’t got a lot of practical experience? Do you work in dance, theatre, visual arts or some other area of the performance world?

In this course over two workshops, 15 artists are invited into a discussion with celebrated sound designers and musicians Melanie Wilson and Max Ringham about how to develop your sound-making skills as an artist. There will be both practical tips and conceptual ideas about how to unlock your potential and examine your creative approach to working with sound, even if you’re a relative novice.

This workshop will have a practical element, and you will create and share a short piece of work as part of the course. Some basic knowledge of sound editing is recommended.

This course is free to attend but spaces are limited. To apply, please complete our short application form by Wednesday 17 March 2021. All applicants will be informed by Friday 19 March if they have been allocated a space on the workshop.

Course dates:
Tuesday 23 March 2021, 3pm – 5pm
Tuesday 30 March 2021, 3pm – 5pm

About Melanie Wilson:
Melanie Wilson is a U.K. based multi-disciplinary performance maker. Her acclaimed work is founded on the contemporary interplay between sound art, experimental forms of composition, language and live performance. Melanie is one of Sound and Music’s New Voices 2020/21, funded by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.

About Max Ringham:
Max Ringham – along with his brother Ben – has produced scores and sound designs for major productions extensively through out the UK and beyond. They continue to be associate artists with Shunt and have collaborated on dance pieces with The Place and Sadlers Wells.

This online workshop is part of our artist development programme, Reboot, which connects and cross-pollinates creatives across disciplines – from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art, architecture and healthcare. We have been providing free professional development opportunities to artists for many years. During the pandemic, Reboot has gone online to provide additional support to artists through these challenging corona times. We aim to nurture a highly-skilled, diverse creative workforce and a strong, vibrant arts sector.

Image credit – Melanie Wilson