“Sound is always everywhere...
...hearing, not sight, is the first sense we develop...
...listening is trying to comprehend the invisible”
—R. Murray Schafer (coiner of the term soundscape)
How does sound tell a story? How does it influence our experience of art (movies, theater, tv, dance, etc...) and daily life?
How can we develop our sonic awareness and listen more actively and constructively?
The Resonant World explores these questions, drawing from a wide range of concepts including audio-visualization, musical time and structure, acoustics, deep listening, diegesis, Foley and soundscapes.
Part-theoretical, part-practical, we will analyze film clips, listen and describe sounds, de-mystify the language of music and cover the basics of audio editing and processing (Audacity, Qlab), ultimately creating our own DIY sound designs.
The Resonant World is great for artists of all media craving a deeper understanding of sound and music and how this may inform their own practice. The Resonant World is also welcoming and open to those simply curious about the most mysterious of human senses: sound.
Thursday, September 14 | 5pm–8pm
Saturday, September 16 | 12pm–4pm
Sunday, September 17 | 12pm–4pm
Registration - $200
ABOUT BRENDAN CONNELLY
Brendan Connelly is a composer and sound designer for performance, theater, dance and film. He has collaborated with many artists nationally including Scotty Heron, Brooke O'Harra, Jim Findlay, Adam Rapp, Suzan-Lori Parks, Pam MacKinnon, Anne Kaufmann, Ian Belton and David Levine and here in New Orleans with Southern Rep, New Noise, Skin Horse and Junebug. His music has been performed by Yarn/Wire, S.E.M. Ensemble, Wet Ink, Timetable Percussion, Christian Wolff, Sam Hillmer, Jacob Garchik, Aurora Nealand, Rick Burkhardt, among others. Brendan is co-founder of the Obie-winning Two-headed Calf, a founding member of Wet Ink Composers Collective and collaborates regularly with Obie-winning company PearlDamour, including How to Build a Forest which was presented by the CAC as part of its 2015–16 Performing Arts Season. He has taught and lectured at Tulane, Duke, Brown, Stonybrook, Mt. Holyoke College, NYU, NOCCA, and other prestigious institutions. Brendan is an alum of the TCG/NEA grant in 2008 and received his MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College.