Forming Sound Patterns With Textual and Visual Interpretation

7. November 2020 
15:00 — 17:00  WIB (workshop)
Facilitator: Harsya Wahono (Uwalmassa)
Language: Indonesian (no interpretation)

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In this online workshop, participants will learn how to translate visual information into sound and develop musical ideas in the process. The facilitator will demonstrate how to approach textual archives in order to form sound patterns and composition ideas.
At the end of the session, participants are invited to record an audio composition based on ideas developed during the workshop, either with their own voice or with other sound-producing tools. These audios will be developed further by the facilitator and performed live during the closing of Festival Retas Budaya.
No prior music theory knowledge needed.
The material below is not mandatory for participants, though one or more of the following is possible:
  • Laptop with any digital audio workstation program.
  • Smartphones with voice editing applications (example: Hokusai).
  • Microphone along with any recording tools.
  • Objects and/or any tools that produce sound.
The materials below are required for all participants:
  • Stationery (paper, ruler, and pencil)
  • Hardcopy of a selection of archives to be used in the workshop.
Harsya Wahono is an artist from Jakarta who works with physical and non-physical audiovisual forms. He is the founder and creative director of DIVISI62, a sound and visual arts label that explores identity issues, Indonesian history and the cross-pollination of world heritage. He performs and produces music with the group Uwalmassa.