The Art of Listening 2

Transmedia presents: The Art of Listening 2, Touch's residency in Brussels, January 16-20 2012. This residency is part of the Masters Degree course at Sint Lucas College.

(You can read about last year's residency here)

Day One

Mike Harding traces the historical and technological background to the development of sound and film. He references Touch's BFI commission, whereby Touch artists have been asked to provide a soundtrack to a collection of short silent films from the early 20th Century.

Day Two

BJNilsen continues with foley and sound design. He focusses on the work of Jack Foley and Ren Klyce, and also shows work by Bela Tarr.

A workshop followed for those less familiar with working with sound.

Mort Subito

Days Three and Four

The students selected samples from films which included sound elements which impressed them. Contributions included Jim Jarmusch's graduation film, Tarkovsky's The Stalker, Bonny and Clyde and other offerings from better known film makers, as well as some made by the students themselves. A Syrian documentary about how sound plays a part in the myth of power, Can Dialectics Break Bricks by René Vienet and Robert Cauble's reworking of Alice in Wonderland were also shown... BJNilsen introduced the students to the work of Walter Murch.

The rest of Day Three and all of Day Four were allocated to working on the soundtrack for the 1904 film, Weird Fancies (aka Le Danse du Diable).

Day Five

This the last day, the students present their soundtracks for the film selected by Sandra Jasper, Weird Fancies (aka Le Danse du Diable)...

A remarkably high standard saw a score, a foley track, conceptual sounds and others - all tremendously varied and entertaining...



Night sky over Brussels, 16.01.12


This trip was not sponsored by The Orval Brewery


[photos: Sandra Jasper/BJNilsen]



« back


News archives

» August 2014
» July 2014
» June 2014
» May 2014
» April 2014
» March 2014
» February 2014
» January 2014
» December 2013
» November 2013
» October 2013
» September 2013
» August 2013
» July 2013
» June 2013
» May 2013
» April 2013
» March 2013
» February 2013
» January 2013
» December 2012
» November 2012
» October 2012
» September 2012
» August 2012
» July 2012
» June 2012
» May 2012
» April 2012
» March 2012
» February 2012
» January 2012
» December 2011
» November 2011
» October 2011
» September 2011
» August 2011
» July 2011
» June 2011
» May 2011
» April 2011
» March 2011
» February 2011
» January 2011
» December 2010
» November 2010
» October 2010
» September 2010