Build your own low cost, compact and portable solar powered sound system – DIY!
Nowadays many people want to make a larger use of alternative energies. This workshop brings you the expertise to understand and build a self-sufficient solar generator.
We will deepen the basics of electronics and solar power. These include particularly the used components, the optimal sizing of cables, batteries, inverters etc., the calculation of loading and maturities, and the handling of instruments and their output.. In the best case, you come out of this course as a new MacGyver-(in).
Day 2) Basics in solar power and appropriate sizing of components.
Day 3) Measuring, soldering, crafts. Understanding essential practices and deepen your knowledge.
Day 4) Joint assembly of a complete solar sound system.
The Clean Frequencies Workshop focuses on the exploration of radiophonic practices. Radio both as medium and concept has undergone drastic changes from its inception to our contemporary media landscape. Originally, radio purely had military purposes. Then, it evolved into a tool for communication, education, creation of awareness and communal sense, sonic experimentation and political discourse.
During the workshop, we will firstly navigate between the historical case studies to recreate a conceptual topography of the broadcasting practices and techniques 1. Through analysis and discussion we are going to identify and reflect upon the models of “making radio” 2. Next, we will initiate a broadcasting platform that reflects values and identities of the participants, as well as the connection with the surroundings and the local community. The workshop participants will get familiar with different aspects of the broadcasting process, from the more technical parts to the critical approach 3. They will consider various forms of radio, discuss content management and cultural responsibilities that come along with the practice itself, as well as the logistical and communication within the team and the community.
The RADIO MAKING – meaning the production, editing and distribution of radiophonic content will be the final goal of the workshop, as well as a final note on the sustainability of a broadcasting project, its development through time and the evolutionary process of a radio station.
1 National radio vs Private Radio vs Community Radio vs Pirate Radio. -2 What does it mean to be a musical broadcaster, an information‐based radio, a community and/or a freeform radio. – 3 Examples of the technical part: setting up a web-radio platform; managing a radio schedule; setting up a live stream or a prerecorded program.
Days 1 and 2 will be roughly divided into 3.5 hours of theory and 1.5 hours of preparations for broadcasting activities. On Days 3 and 4, we will completely focus on broadcasting.
The goal of the workshop is not to create (only) isolated content but to setup a channel in which ideas, practices and topics of the parallel workshops and on-going activities are presented and reflected upon. The participants will then get involved with the activities of the other groups on a ‘meta’ level, providing the radiophonic space in which to showcase results of the other three workshops.
These four workshops seek to cover a cycle of receiving, processing and sharing nature’s sounds. They explore modes of listening and sonic practice that stem from an understanding of people as interconnected beings that are integrated with their surroundings. These sessions are designed to build on each other and intersect, whilst also serving as independent modules. The following session outlines are tentative, and the facilitators hope to respond as much as possible to participants’ experiences and wishes.
Day 1: Listening in Ecology.
Ocularcentrism (the privileging of vision over other senses) can obscure elements of ourselves and the ecologies we live in. By isolating the hearing and feeling senses and zooming in on texture and sound, this session provides tools for deeper and more detailed inhabitation of our bodies and
Day 2: Field Trip: Field Recording.
Using a field trip on the island of Fuerteventura, this session covers key considerations and techniques for field recording. In addition to a unique recording environment, this session will establish everything you need to forge ahead with your own unique recording practice.
Day 3: Audio Production Techniques.
Following the previous day’s recordings, a range of music production and sound design tricks are explored. The facilitators (Oli and Sophie) have many years of experience with FL Studio, Logic and Ableton. This session will fast-track production skills to a point of fluency and free expression.
Day 4: The Personal Field: Total Field Relationship.
This session explores the premise that people are resonant beings. To this end the facilitators share personal experiences with the concepts of alignment, heart space and personal frequency. Some meditation work may take place here to explore heart space as a doorway to communicating and recording personal energy.
Please bring the following with you for the workshop:
- Your laptop or small music production setup.
- Field recorder or other recording tools.
- A cushion or pillow.
Andreco // BIO
The Clean Creations workshop offers a unique chance to deepen our knowledge about the theoretical and practical processes related to the conception of a public artwork. Here we can take part in the building process that Andreco developed in order to create his wooden installations.
The artwork will be realized with a site-specific perspective, strictly linked to the place, ground and landscape where it will be built and displayed. Mainly the landscape and its natural elements will influence the forms and structure of the work. The goal is to create an artwork that is in harmony with the natural territory, and that brings the attention back to the territory itself, instead of fueling the ego of the creator.
The artwork will become a small ‘Landmark’ dedicated to the desert area expanding around the volcano close to the Cohombrillo albergue, a celebratory icon, a homage to the beauty of the forms, colours and geologic elements of the Island of Fuerteventura.
2 hours – theory and introduction to the process of planning and designing a participative art installation for public spaces.
2 hours – planning and designing the Clean Creations Landmark, creative process and project development.
1 hours – Q/A and organization of the building work
DAY 2, 3 and 4
Modular realization of the Landmark sculpture