Crossing into the Electric Magnetic
2023 – August 16-30
Crossing into the Electric Magnetic is a two-week workshop in experimental electronic music practice taking place at the AqTushetii Artist Residency, Omalo, Republic of Georgia. The workshop is open for sound makers and enthusiasts at any level, working in both analogue and digital media. In AqTushetii’s studios and around the unique highland region of Tusheti, musicians Olle Holmberg and Scott McCulloch will facilitate collaborative sessions, moving through historical and theoretical studies of the sonic Avant-Garde, alongside hands-on techniques such as field recording, (Deep/Undeep) Listening, collective free-improvisations and experiments, electroacoustic media, musique concrete, sound collage, and cassette tape loop cutting. In the final session, all participants will perform or present a finished or work-in-progress composition that applies the techniques explored during the workshop.
The workshop is open to all who demonstrate an interest in the directions of the workshop. No musical or technical experience is necessary. Spaces are limited.
The workshop will consist of two sessions per day, each lasting between one and three hours, for a total of ten days. After each session, participants will have some time to work independently or in groups, with one-on-one tailored assistance from the organizers, to prepare for the final presentation.