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Els Viaene: Sound as Space

Sounds of Europe: SoundLab Prague

How to transform an undefined space by the use of an aural landscape? How to translate field recordings to a
specific space?

The workshop will focus on spatiality of sound and playing with the notions of inside spaces and outside locations. During the workshop, we will scan the city in different ways: with our ears, through quadrophonic recordings and by approaching the audible layers from a vertical perspective. We will record in group and individually, with a presentation at the end of the week.

Some experience in working with sound is required. Please bring a sound recording device if you have one.

workshop starts Monday at Skolska Gallery and continues tuesday at the Institut of Intermedia Dejvice


Els Viaene (°1979, Belgium) started her work as a sound artist / field recordist in 2001. With a set-up of two small microphones she listens, zooms into and enlarges the aural landscapes surrounding us. The natural rhythms and textures of the sounds hidden in those landscapes form the basis of her work. Working on these sound materials for performances, sound compositions or installations she makes the listeners travel in imaginary and organic environments. Through the specific use and set-up of sound within a space her installations create new spaces within existing ones, either emphasizing or making dissapear the physical borders of that space. In doing so she often plays with the notions of seeing and hearing, the perception of what we see and hear and how both interfere.

Practical information: Participation fee: free of charge, but you need to register in beforehand, deadline Sept 28.

Lunch will be offered, accommodation possible at €15 /night

To sign-in for one of the workshops or further inquire, please contact:

Ann Goossens: info@soundsofeurope.eu

Local coordination, accommodation, technical support: Marko Bogdanovič - okramovic@gmail.com

SOUNDS OF EUROPE is a field recording project initiated by Q-O2 (Brussels), CRiSAP
(London), IRZU (Ljubljana) and Sons de Barcelona

Funded with support from the European Commission.