There is now a waiting list for the 2023/24 online course to start in November. If you wish to be on this list, please submit your EOI.
Please use the link above to receive information on pricing in AUD. Prices have increased since the pilot course of 2022/23.
Bookings will open in October 2023. This course is based in New South Wales, Australia. However being online, interstate and international participants are welcome, provided we can work around time zones. The summer 22/23 course had participants from three different time zones.
This is a 3-part small group course designed and delivered by field recordist, sound artist and content producer, Kim V. Goldsmith, for creatives interested in using quality field recordings in their work — video/film, music compositions, sound art installations, podcasts and more. The starting point is having a mobile device you can record with, in the field.
No previous experience is required but a willingness to learn and play, and turn up for group sessions is essential. Equipment requirements—at a minimum, a mobile device (phone) to record on is the basic equipment, but professional equipment may also be used if available to you, and anything in between. This is about getting the most from what you have available.
The 3 self-paced modules in the manual will provide the basics of field recording, with professional tips, links to many resources, and exercises — all supported by 3 monthly group face-to-face sessions on Google Meet that are recorded in case you miss them. When we can, we organise a special guest for one of the online sessions. You’ll also receive email support.
- PLANNING TO USE SOUND FROM PREPARATION TO POST-PRODUCTION
- LOCATION PREPARATION, EQUIPMENT PREPARATION, TIPS + TECHNIQUES IN THE FIELD
- CREATIVE FIELD RECORDINGS + CREATIVE USES OF FIELD RECORDINGS
- SHARING EXPERIENCES AND IDEAS IN THE GROUP
- FILE SHARING YOUR RECORDINGS WITH YOUR FACILITATOR FOR FEEDBACK
- RECORDED ONLINE SESSIONS FOR WATCHING BACK
Why was this course developed?
The Power of Sound was developed by Kim V. Goldsmith during COVID in 2020/2021 as a 3-part course made up of online and face-to-face workshops extending the idea of deep, active listening to the environment through the use of readily available audio recording technology, and gaining a greater understanding of field recording to create sound art, music, and soundtracks for videos.
The pilot course was delivered to a group of young people from Mudgee with assistance from Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), Orana Arts, and funding from the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) through Create NSW in 2021. Guest contributor, Stephan van der Merwe provided additional professional input into course materials.
This course also looked at deepening connections to and understandings of the environment—both the natural world and built environments. This aligns with the mission of ecoPULSE.art and the practice of lead artist, Kim V. Goldsmith.
It has been designed to be accessible using basic technology such as a phone and earbuds with an inline microphone, and free editing software, with exposure to prosumer and professional quality field recording equipment.
TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE POWER OF SOUND CONTACT KIM V. GOLDSMITH