25 October 2015 Gray's School of Art
The ‘Subtle Listening’ workshop is a two-day workshop for musicians, media artists, filmmakers, composers, producers, sound designers, etc. who want to sharpen their listening skills. (Note: this is a remote workshop.)
13-14 November 2015 Peacock Visual Arts
I am a composer and sound artist who teaches composition and sonic arts at the University of Aberdeen. In this workshop, I will introduce two seemingly different activities we can use for live (sound) performance: slow walking and coding.
22-23 January 2016 Gray's School of Art
Participants will have hands-on experiences with tools such as electromagnetic pickup, no- input mixer, contact microphones, and free DSP software. By the end of the workshop, I hope that the participants learn new techniques and aesthetics to make everyday objects sound strange and beautiful.
29-30 January 2016 Peacock Visual Arts
We are Genetic Moo and we will be running a creative coding workshop for up to 10 people for two days in January. Participants will learn basic coding techniques and how they can be used to make art.
12-13 February 2016 Peacock Visual Arts
Crack in the City is a project dedicated to creating sound installations/actions reflecting on public space. The project’s aim is to bring an experiential artistic reflection to our auditory everyday life in order to expand our understanding of public space itself and its sounds, with aesthetic qualities.
16-17 April 2016 Citymoves
This workshop is a rare opportunity to work intensively over a two day period alongside experienced Butoh practitioner Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and multidisciplinary artist Imogene Newland, working towards an informal performance showing at the end of day two, which will be open to the public.
slowCooker series are monthly workshops organised by sonADA. Considering a creative process not as a quick path to an outcome but as an enduring period where sometimes improbable ideas are imagined and nurtured, each slowCooker series aims to identify seeds of possibility and create an environment where participants take time to grow and mutate these seeds.
Offering six workshops from October 2015 to April 2016 (except in December), sonADA invite eight artists whose expertise is in sonic arts, creative coding, experimental video and film, and performance. Followed by one full-day training session, the artist(s) and participants will produce a performance, exhibition, or happening as an outcome of the workshop in the next day, which is free and open to public.
The theme of this year’s slowCooker series is slowness and boredom. These two ideas create an interesting contrast to quickness and immediacy which technology and urban life seem to engender, and excitement and fascination which are deemed to be key elements of the process and outcome of many arts practices and performance. The invited artist will design the workshop to help the participants question and challenge a range of relationships between arts, music, technology, creative process, city life, urban environment, internal and rhythms of individuals and the collective mind. Rather than being a separate and disjointed event, each workshop is designed to create a momentum of creative activities among the participants and all six slowCooker series will culminate in sonADA 2016, sonADA’s annual sonic arts festival in Aberdeen.
Hoping to promote the creative art scene in Northeast Scotland, sonADA offers these workshops at an affordable rate. The rates are in four types: Standard, Concession (including students), Membership and Special Rates.
All performance events (concerts, exhibitions, etc.) as a result of each workshop are free of charge and open to the public.