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Tempting Failure: FREE Soundhoppers Workshop

June 2, 2016.10:00 am-12:00 pm

This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure AND – Wajid Yaseen & Helen Frosi. The workshop is for those aged 5 – 10 with an interest in art, music or performance. You do not have to be the best performer but just have an interest and desire to join in.

This is a two hour morning sound and listening workshop, aimed at families with children aged between 5-11 years old.

13116141_1540247866277457_1755682027312800429_oThe sessions aim to encourage careful and deep environmental listening, and a playful engagement with sound as a creative medium. The sessions are split into a listening section and a playing section. The listening section involves games and exercises exploring various qualities of sound – whether that’s proximity (i.e. how far or close a sound is), timbre (i.e. the tonality and type of sound), volume (i.e. how loud or quiet a sound is), or spatiality (i.e. where a sound is located). The playing section involves generating sounds using specially constructed Soundboxes, various bits of percussion, digital devices, micro synths, and found objects.

All materials are supplied and parents may either stay to watch and assist their child or leave their children in the care of the workshop leaders who are DBS certifcated.

Wajid Yaseen & Helen Frosi both have a long standing interest in sound art. Wajid draws on an inter-disciplinary approach to develop a variety of sound-based works including installations, live performances, acoustic music, graphic scores, and sound sculptures. Helen is the founder and director of SoundFjord gallery, the UK’s first sound-art devoted gallery and research unit. Find out more by visiting: www.soundhoppers.com

This workshop is open to all, should you have any disability or ability concerns or requirements please email in advance: contact@temptingfailure.com with the subject heading “HALFTERM”


June 2, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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