Environmental Music and Personal World Building with Matt Evans

In response to Xin Liu's Seedlings and Offsprings at Pioneer Works, music producer, percussionist, and Pioneer Works Music Resident Alum Matt Evans leads a multi-week recording workshop focused on environmental music and personal world building. Participants will work with simple field recording techniques and a digital audio workstation to record and manipulate sounds in the production of 5-6 minute environmental music tracks that embody a conflation of science and individual mythology. Prompts for the workshop include: what is (are) our environment(s)? How do we listen to them and how can we record them? What grows in the cracks between our experience and our perception? What is the difference between real and unreal sound?

Date: This three-time in-person workshop meets on Saturdays August 12 (lecture and hands on demonstration), August 19 (working session), August 26 (listening session) from 1-5PM.

Price: $100

Audience: Open to anyone with working knowledge of a digital audio workstation.

Materials: BYO-DAW (Laptop or device with digital audio workstation required), audio interface and other recording materials suggested but not mandatory.

Accessibility: Classes will meet on the 3rd floor, which is accessible via stairs.

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.