[spectre] Peter Cusack: Lignite Clouds (Sound Workshop)

Milos Vojtechovsky milos at skolska28.cz
Sun Aug 23 08:29:52 CEST 2015

Call for participation

Peter Cusack: Lignite Clouds (Sound Workshop)

12 September to 13 September 2015

Locations: Most Basin (Horní Jiřetín, Libkovice, Most), Jezeří  
Chateau, Mariánské Radčice (accommodation), Czech Republic

Outline: A two-day workshop will focus on the sound environments  
around the brown coal industry in Most Basin (North Bohemia). We will  
use both listening and making field recordings. We will also use  
photography and writing to compare the differences between the sound,  
visual and language perspectives on the area.

Program and workshop outcomes
Day 1: We will visit a number of local places to record, photograph  
and talk to people there. The places include the coal face of a mine  
where the machines are working, the village of Horní Jiřetín, which  
is under threat of disappearance because of mine expansion, Libkovice  
which has disappeared because of mine expansion, lakes created by  
mining and the church at Most, which, some decades ago, was moved from  
its original location to save it from demolition.

Day 2: After the visits, we will discuss the material recorded and how  
they could be used creatively in the future

About sonic journalism: Recent projects of Peter Cusack have explored  
the practice of “sonic journalism’ -- the audio equivalent of  
photojournalism. Sonic journalism is based on the idea that valuable  
information about places and events is revealed through their sounds  
and that careful listening will give insights different from, but  
complimentary to, visual images and language

Lecturer: Peter Cusack
Participation is for free

Participants should bring: a sound recorder, microphone, good shoes,  
rain coat, and a sleeping bag

Organiser: Školská 28 Gallery (DEAI/Setkání)

Further information: For further information please contact Miloš  
Vojtěchovský: milos at skolska28.cz, mobile:+420 608571881.

Registration: The number of participants is limited (max. 15). To  
express your interest, please send a short motivation letter in  
English (ca, 900 characters) to the following e-mail addresses: dasas at email.cz 
, and milos at skolska28.cz.

Deadline for registration: 30 August



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