“Sound is always everywhere. Hearing, not sight, is the first sense we develop. Listening is trying to comprehend the invisible” —R. Murray Shafer
What is sound? What is music? And what does noise mean to you?
How does sound, music and noise affect us and our experiences of movies, theater, television, video games and daily life?
How can we listening more actively and constructively?
The Resonant World tackles these questions, drawing from a wide range of topics including musical time and structure, acoustics, signal/noise, diegesis, Foley, underscoring, soundscapes, and script analysis. Part-theoretical, part-practical, we will analyze film clips, listen and describe sounds, de-mystify the language of music and also cover the basics of audio software (Audacity, Qlab) and hardware (microphones, mixing boards, speakers), ultimately creating our own DIY sound designs.
The Resonant World is a great workshop for makers and students of performance and media who want to expand their understanding and and develop their skills, and for those who are curious and excited about the sonic world that shapes and informs our human experience.
Friday, August 12 | 5pm–8pm
Saturday, August 13 | 11am–4pm
Sunday, August 14 | 11am–4pm
About Brendan Connelly
Brendan Connelly is a composer and sound designer for theater, dance, film, and experimental performance. He co-founded the Obie-winning Theater of a Two-headed Calf and collaborates regularly with 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 Duke, Brown, Stonybrook, Mt. Holyoke College, NYU, Tulane, and other prestigious institutions. Brendan received his MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College.