Plates Nottingham Cave Workshop
I’m so excited to teach my first workshop for Ableton tomorrow! Come to Point Blank Music School between 7-9PM and join us in music meditations, field recording experimentations and demonstration in how to create sample packs and soundscapes using simple Ableton plug ins!
Here is a snippet of the last workshop in the Nottingham caves filmed by Mark Torr and hosted by Plates
The project prioritises women, girls, queers, trans, intersex and non-binary people but there’s no identity policy. Everyone is welcome but before coming think about how easy is it for you to get access to this kind of skills and tools? How easy is it for you to feel comfortable and safe at a workshop with strangers? Please bear in mind that you might be ask to give space to others at a workshop first. “Policy credit: Sounds Queer?“
Costumes: LU LA LOOP
Video Filming: Mark Torr
Confetti Creative Institute – Industry Week
The workshop for Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies Industry Week was so fun! We created a really interested spatial sound piece using field recordings from the session, engaging and inspiring students to think outside the box in terms of production, branding and visual performative elements of their work
Teatro do Bolhão Workshop, Portugal
Look at this amazing building I got to teach in yesterday! Thank you so much to Lovers & Lollypops for organising this one it was so beautiful!!
It was the first time I’ve taken apart the whole performance and talk about all the different events that I do but the students and participants were so open and we had loads of fun!!
The workshop was a deconstruction of the every element of the live performance and managing yourself as a musician. From costume collaborations with LU LA LOOP, illustrations and incorporating these into making merchandise and animations for visual projections to listening meditations and then by making a sample pack from sounds around the room and editing in Ableton
Thank you to all the participants for making this such a fun day to teach! Such great ideas about field recordings and the perception of sound!
Sounds Queer? Workshop, Vienna
This past week I have been in Vienna taking part in “Sounds Queer?” discussing what queer sounds like and how we make make queer spaces safer.
It has been one of the best experiences of my creative career to date. Meeting truly magical people, learning a new way of working through trusting myself and others who I was collaborating with to listen and focus on our core beliefs rather than rehearse and add structure to a performance.
Playing and recording in the Semperdepot brought me to tears, such a beautiful building!
Thank you Vienna and everyone involved in making my journey so spiritual and creatively nourishing!
Loughborough University – UK Young Artists
Thank you to the wonderful participants of my workshop today. Here’s some snippets of the sounds we found whilst exploring!
The workshop included sound meditation, creating a selection of new recordings, a demonstration of using Ableton plug ins to make soundscape and ambient textures and the participants left the workshop with a piece of music we made together along with the sample pack!
Also a huge thanks to Loughborough University and UK Young Artists for making this workshop happen!
The field recording workshop was a huge success, thank you to everyone who shared the call out – we had a fantastic turn out of talented students!
This was my first workshop working with young people – and I was pretty nervous! But with the support of Liz I guided the students through sound meditations, inspiring videos and recording sounds around the room before manipulating and transforming them with Ableton plug ins.
I’m so proud of all the girls who took part, some had no experience of music software but they were open minded and hardworking. They thought outside the box, recording with water, coins, zips and in the end every student produced a piece of sound art on Ableton.
A huge thank you to all my students, Liz Dobson, University Of Huddersfield, Yorkshire Sound Women Network, Arts Council England and MuGI (Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity) for making this happen!
Education & Bass – An Experimental Exploration Into Sound
Hosted by Nomine at Brick Lane, London, this was my first workshop teaching field recording samples and showing different ways of manipulating the sound using Ableton built in plug ins. I experimented as I went and didn’t know the outcome of the sound as I like to be discovering the possibilities along with the audience. Andrew Course volunteered and we recorded sounds he made organically along with chairs scraping around the room and twisted them up using warping techniques!