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Action 4. This is not a sound art master

Specialised Course in Experimental Music and Sound Art
March 2018 – June 2019

deep listening / sound experiments
education / thinking / imagination
noise / low-tech / DIY / DIWO
spaciality / territory

What is it about?

This course is oriented toward the study of the concepts, procedures, and techniques necessary for the creation of artistic productions in the fields of experimental music and sound art. It also acknowledges the concepts of acoustic ecology and the acquirement of the ability to listen in new ways.

It takes place in the intersection between Music, Science, Architecture, Philosophy, and Pedagogy to create a web of knowledge drawing together fields that are often presented as being separate.

The course is developed in the format of an art residency, providing a coexistence space with the working group, as well as a more intimate relationship between the participants and the surrounding territory.


The action is guided by Galician-Venezuelan sound artist and educator Carlos Suárez, born in Celanova in 1966. Master of the Conservatorio Superior de Música Simón Bolívar de Caracas (specialising in the electroacoustic). Ethnomusicologist of the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales de Caracas. Master in electroacoustic composition from the UCV.

Elena Azzedin (Director of the Residency Program of AADK), Selu Herraiz (Director of the Educational Project AADK Lab) and Abraham Hurtado (Artistic Director of AADK Spain) are in charge of mentoring and curatorial guidance.

Who is it aimed at?

It is aimed at artists and educators interested in experimental music and sound art / Curious people willing for new acoustic experiences and who are interested in exploring sound, creativity, and a DIY philosophy (do it yourself).
It is also aimed for both –professionals and non-professionals.

How do we work?

It is an intensive course in a residency format.
Each session consists of:
– Theoretical and practical contents.
– Individual exploration.
– Put in common.
– Mentoring -curatorial guidance-

We work immersed in a creative learning process surrounded by nature. Personal and collaborative projects are developed in relation to the contents of the course, attending to the individual needs of each participant and in connection with the rural context of the Ricote Valley.

A working system based on network-thinking and direct experimentation with the sounds, spaces, and materials of the area is applied.

Analogue technologies and handmade sound universe are deeply explored and supported by digital machinery and specialised software to develop compositions.