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Hidden Sounds: Recording, Composing & Making Installations with Christina Kubisch

Study sound art with Christina Kubisch, high in the Pyrenean mountains

Description of residency program
Nestled in the French Pyrenees at 750m altitude, 10km from the Spanish border and surrounded by snowcapped peaks, waterfalls and forests, is the picturesque thermal town of Aulus-les-bains. In the town, housed in a beautifully renovated 19th century hotel, is CAMP - the first of a new breed of arts residency. In 2018, CAMP will run a series of arts, music, writing and arts-activist sessions. These are no ordinary courses - they are intense, artistic catalysts run by internationally acclaimed practitioners; creative flashpoints designed to change the lives of everyone involved. The courses combine work in our well equipped facilities with projects carried out in the mountains.
Christina Kubisch is one of the most celebrated sound artists working today. After studying painting, music and electronics, her sound sculptures, installations and electroacoustic compositions became widely known in the 1970's, leading to diverse and ongoing acclaim - she has exhibited on every continent (including at MOMA, the Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern), and her work has featured in festivals and groups shows such as Pro Musica Nova (Bremen), Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica (Linz), Her Noise (London), B!AS International Sound Art Exhibition (Taipei), Stockholm New Music, Soni(c)loud (Mexico), and Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg). Her music has been released by Cramps Records, Edition RZ, Ampersand, Die Schachtel and other labels, and she has held academic posts in Maastricht, Paris, Berlin and Saarbrucken.

Duration of residency
5 days

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Christina's session will focus on creating a finished work connecting sound and space, based on sound material recorded in situ. Hydrophones, electromagnetic research and contact microphones will be used to discover hidden sound worlds, exploring the rivers, waterfalls, springs, spa sources and other "humid" places in and around the village. The resulting acoustic research will be shaped to form audio compositions, sound sculptures and site-specific installations. Participants will work alone and in groups towards a final presentation, which will either be installed for exhibition at Fuse Art Space and across our network of partners, or will receive a full release on our in-house label, depending on the type of work produced (composition, installation, etc).
Outdoor work, exploring the hidden sound worlds of the area, will be combined with evening listening sessions in our multi-channel listening environments, and editing and production work in our state of the art Pro Tools studios.
The sessions will be accompanied by optional outdoors activities led by CAMP crew, including guided mountaineering, visits to local beauty points, and downtime to hang out, relax, enjoy the local food and wine, and learn informally from Gavin, the CAMP crew, and your fellow students. Following the course, further support of the work developed will come in the form of performance and releasing opportunities via Fuse Art Space and our range of in-house record labels.

Accommodation is provided in private, peaceful rooms with mountain views.

Studio/ workspace
CAMP houses advanced facilities available to all residential students - a Pro Tools studio, digital video and photography editing suites, rehearsal and performance spaces, fine art studios, a cinema and an arts library. Accommodation is provided at the centre in peaceful, private rooms, and all catering is included - this is one of the most celebrated regions of France for cheese, wine and other local produce. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. It's about generating revolutions, incubating creative minds and bringing the best emerging practitioners in all artistic fields to their full potential.

Fees and support
€1299 + travel costs
Included in the course fee: five days of classes and activities, a comfortable private room at CAMP, all meals - breakfast and lunch at CAMP, dinner at an excellent local organic restaurant, unlimited use of our recording studios, editing suites, rehearsal studios, library and other facilities, post-course benefits & support
Post-course support: access to online learning materials, exhibition/installation opportunities at Fuse Art Space, consideration of work for publication, and for digital/physical release.

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