Work Experience - 2 Studio Assistants
Point Blank Music College are currently looking for two assistants with both DJ and Music Production skills to work at our Hoxton premises.
Applicants must have technical knowledge of Apple Mac and/or PC
computers and have a basic understanding of either Cubase SX or Logic Pro 7 software. Duties include assisting tutors, booking student practice times and cleaning. You will need to be highly organised, motivated and a "team player" and be available to work 2 to 3 days a week from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm week days.
Please send CV's and a covering letter to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
23-28 Penn St
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 729 4884
Digital Artist's Residency @ ICA
The ICA is looking for a digital/media artist or small collective working in
either a visual, on-line, 'live-digital' practice or installation field to take up residency for a period to be determined from 1 June 2006.
The selected artist(s) will give at least two public talks and two education workshops, and will have access to the equipment and facilities of the new
Digital Lab for a maximum of two weekdays from 10am and at weekends, from 12 noon.
The work will then be exhibited or performed in either the digital studio or
theatre (depending on the work).
To apply: Send a one-page outline of proposed work including any special
requirements either technical or logistical plus clarification of how the project will be completed within the agreed period. Also send a CV of
previous work, experience, credentials and web links.
All applications should be sent to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: 5pm on 28 April 2006.
Fee to be determined by the length of residency.
Freelance sonic artist
Creative Room are looking for a
Freelance sonic artist May - Septmeber 2006
Do you have the skills and experience to facilitate high quality arts workshops for young people, particularly those at risk of exclusion?
Do you have the confidence to successfully engage and motivate young people in an exciting sci-art project?
Creative Room Nottingham City Council's Youth Services Arts Programme, is seeking a professional and experienced sonic artist to facilitate workshops with young people between May and September 2006. Our exciting project is called message sent? and involves partnerships with Queens Medical Centre and Arts & Technology Partnerships. Working with a sculptural artist and an arts & technology artist, you will be leading workshops with young people, experimenting with ideas that stem from the project summary culminating in a public exhibition/installation.
Professional Artists will be expected to:
- Plan and facilitate a successful and exciting workshop programme which supports the aims of the message sent? project
- Work in partnership with our two other artists and partners
- Facilitate high quality youth led creative workshops (in the chosen professional art form) for young people
- Lead, motivate and engage a diverse (and perhaps challenging) group of young people between the ages of 15 and 19 with confidence and expertise
- Lead workshops with the support of youth workers and partner organisations
- Provide guidance and support for young people to exhibit/perform their work as part of a public event
- Support Creative Room's and NCC Youth Service's objectives
- Fully contribute to the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project between May and September 2006
Experience / requirements
- Artist must demonstrate at least 1 years experience of working with young people, delivering arts workshops (preferably outside of formal education - although not essential)
- Successful candidates must be self employed and provide Nottingham City Council with a unique tax reference number
- Successful candidates must complete an advanced CRB (Criminal records) police check, prior to an offer of contract
Artist s full contract is £2600.00, based on £150 per day session or £75 per 3 hour session and £10 per/hour for partnership meetings
*This fee includes artists travel costs, planning and workshop evaluation time, though some partnership meetings will be covered on top.
17 days @ £150.00 per full day workshop
5 hrs partnership meetings @ £10.00 per/hour
Workshops will take place:
Two days between 30th May and 1st June.
Two days a week between 24th July and 27th August
Five day week between 28th August and 1st September
Two final exhibitions in September - set up and support throughout the exhibitions will be expected
Artists are expected to be available for all agreed workshop dates and also be prepared/flexible for occasional unforeseen changes.
Location of workshops
Workshops will mostly take place in the studio at College St, though some will also take place at Arts & Technology Partnerships Loughborough, at Queens Medical Centre and perhaps on location depending how the project develops.
Please submit your CV, a sample of your work as a practicing artist and a covering letter demonstrating your experience of working with young people and how you believe you have the skills to fulfil the project aims to:
Arts Development Worker
Nottingham City Council Youth Service
Sorry but on this occasion Creative Room cannot accept emailed applications. Please mark all correspondence with Message Sent? sonic/sound artist opportunity
5pm Thursday 27th April 2006
Wednesday 10th May 2006
Course in Max/Msp and Group Improvisation
It runs on Saturdays from 29th April till 27th May and consists of 5 sessions.
Max/Msp will be taught in the mornings and group improvisation in the afternoon. These two activities will be completely inter-linked.
The Max part of the course focuses on the teaching of a powerful architecture within which diverse projects can be articulated. This architecture is based on OSC (open sound control) and can be used across networks and with other software packages. One of the main features of this architecture is that it allows the easy creation and modification of a range of mapping strategies. (Mapping concerns the relationships between different elements of a piece ie gesture sound, or time generative process).
This area is something which is very hard to learn from the tutorials that come with Max, and is an essential part of any stable system.
The course will look in detail at one particular use of this architecture: a group improvisation system.
This improvisation system is the basis of the afternoon part of the course - an experiential one which explores group electroacoustic improvistion.
A key concept in group improvisation is mutual awareness and mutual engagement. In these classes this is the main priority, and helps to decide how instruments are designed, and the ways in which they generate sound.
A design currently being used is based on a Ouija board around which 4 performers sit. A video camera captures the hand movements of performers as they pass through individual and group areas, controlling a quadraphonic sound space.
This model will be elaborated and discussed in the Max classes. Also discussed will be the relation of this model to other electroacoustic genres such as acousmatic music, acoustic ecology, and instrumental music. The group instrument will be supplemented by smaller discrete individual instruments built by you during the course.
Where and When and How much
The course takes place at the Mary Ward centre, a beautiful old building near Kings Cross in London, with an excellent Cafe. It occurs on 5 Saturdays (29th April till 27th May) from 10:30 am till 4:30 pm. It costs £70 or £22 concs for the whole course. (Please check final details with the Mary Ward Centre.)
Booking can be made through the Mary Ward Centre:
The Mary Ward Centre
42 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AQ
Interfaces available include the Icube, a blackboard sized touch sensitive screen. game controllers , keyboard, video.
Hardware 2 Macintosh computers and 5 Windows PCs. Please bring your laptop if you have one.
Thomas Gardner is a composer and teacher. He teaches Max at Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Brighton and City University.
University of Sheffield Summer Schools
The University of Sheffield Sound Studios is pleased to announce two
summer schools focusing upon the composition and performance of
School A and B follow the same programme of events. The course team
comprises: Adrian Moore (composition and performance), Dave Moore
(MSP) and James Mooney (composition and performance)
*School A: Two weekends: 8th/9th July + 15th/16th July (4 days)
*School B: Weekdays: Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th July (4 days)
Extended deadline April 21st.