Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Masterclass Series: Sound, Art & the Environment

A 4 day intensive sound masterclass in Australia´s Alpine National Park May 21-24, 2016.

Masterclass: Sound, Art and the Environment

Presented by Dr Philip Samartzis
May 20 to 24, 2016

The Sound, Art and the Environment masterclass is a four-day all-inclusive learning experience, in the unique location of Bogong Alpine Village. Led by Dr Philip Samartzis this masterclass introduces students, artists, industry professionals and those interested in phonography to concepts and practices informing site-specific sound art.

The masterclass provides participants with in-depth workshops in sound recording, critical listening, compositional methodologies and sound spatialisation. Workshops are supplemented by technical demonstrations and fieldwork drawing on sound art, soundscape and contemporary music to help facilitate dynamic responses to site. Additionally the masterclass provides time for participants to play and discuss their project for analysis and feedback.

Dr Philip Samartzis, the current Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow, has a significant history of practice within remote and endangered wilderness areas. He is the Artistic Director of The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and Coordinator of Sound within the School of Art at RMIT University.

The Sound, Art and the Environment masterclass is limited to only 12 participants and will book out early.

Registration deadline: May 2

Register for this Masterclass at info@bogongsound.com.au 
For additional information visit http://bogongsound.com.au/events/master-class-1-sound-art-the-environment/ 

Philip Samartzis is a Melbourne sound artist, academic and current Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow. He has performed and exhibited widely including presentations at The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris (2001); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2002); The Mori Arts Centre, Tokyo (2003); The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2007); The National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); The South African National Museum, Cape Town (2010); The Art Gallery of South Australia (2012); and The National Gallery of Victoria (2013). Philip received a fellowship by the Australian Antarctic Division in 2010 to document the effects of extreme climate and weather events at Davis Station in Eastern Antarctica, and Macquarie Island. Artworks produced from his fieldwork have been incorporated into the National Archives of Australia’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition Centenary Exhibition (2011); Polar South: Art in Antarctica, Muntref Museum, the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires (2011); and the 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh (2011). In 2014 France Culture, INA-GRM and ABC Radio National commissioned a one-hour composition for radio titled Antarctica, An Absent Presence based on the book he is producing for Thames & Hudson. Between 2010 and 2012 Philip undertook a study of indigenous settlements in The Kimberley region of Western Australia through TURA’s regional residency program in order to document the social and environmental conditions of remote communities. Philip researches in the areas of sound art, acoustic ecology and spatial sound practices, and was chief investigator on two Australian Research Council funded projects, Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing (2008-10), and Spatial Dialogues: Public Art and Climate Change (2011-13). Philip is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and Studio Coordinator of Sound at the School of Art – RMIT University.