Audio Club
Open your ears to sound art

Open your ears to sound art

July 28, 2021

In this episode, we’re slowing down, taking a moment to listen and talking about sound art. What is it, where might you find it and is it purely about sound or more about a state of mind?

Host Caro C is joined by two artists working with sound, Ryoko Akama and Amy Beeston. Ryoko is a Japanese-Korean artist and composer living in Huddersfield, who uses everyday items to create kinetic installations that are often driven invisibly by heat, magnetism or gravity. Amy is a Scottish sound artist and audio researcher living in Orkney, whose work explores nature and the environment in her island home. Together, they reflect upon an area of sonic creativity that starts with the world around you, and offer advice for tuning in to your own inner sound artist.

 

Ryoko Akama is a Japanese-Korean sound artist, musician and composer living in Huddersfield. She uses everyday items and pieces of scrap to create kinetic sculptures and installations, often driven invisibly by heat, magnetism or gravity and using an ‘almost nothing’ aesthetic to emphasise silence, time and space. She is artistic director of the arts organisation ame, which hosts roam festival from 9-18 September 2021. Exhibited internationally, her most recent show was We are on a balancing act at Errant Sound in Berlin.
ryokoakama.com / amespace.uk

Amy Beeston is a Scottish sound artist and audio researcher whose work explores aspects of nature and the environment in her home on the Orkney Islands. Her background combines sound art and science, with studies in music technology, sonology and machine listening. She co-founded Yorkshire Sound Women Network as well as the collective SONA, who have created and exhibited sound art together, including a soundscape made from and for a Sheffield cutlery factory. Her first solo exhibition, Stone Fringe Sound, took place in Stromness in 2019.
avbees.com / sonawomen.co.uk

Caro C is a composer, producer, performer and educator in electronic sound. She is the founder of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity celebrating the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer through events, education and art. Inspired by the elements, the natural world and rock climbing, her fourth album, Electric Mountain is out now.
carocsound.com

Audio Club is a podcast from Yorkshire Sound Women Network
yorkshiresoundwomen.com

Presenter: Caro C
Sound editor: Jo Kennedy
Theme music: Aiwan Obinyan
Producer: Abi Bliss

The podcast was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Make it happen!

Make it happen!

June 30, 2021

Does your love of music go further than listening to or making it? Host Caro C is joined by two guests who had an idea and didn’t wait for someone else to do it for them. Sophie Cooper has been putting on DIY gigs where she lives for nearly 20 years, while Liina Turtonen set up her own YouTube channel to explain music technology and now has more than 20,000 subscribers.
Together, they share what they’ve learned along the way: not only the dos and don’ts of booking acts (clue: remember the PA system!) or cracking the secrets of YouTube’s algorithms, but wider lessons about finding confidence, staying authentic and remembering why you’re doing it in the first place.

Sophie Cooper is a Todmorden-based musician and sound artist who records and performs both solo and in collaborations including Delphine Dora, Julian Bradley (as The Slowest Lift) and Kelly Jayne Jones. Commissioned by hcmf// 2019, her multichannel sound work Intact was nominated for an Ivors Composer Award. She’s been promoting DIY gigs for nearly 20 years and co-runs Tor Bookings, whose events include Tor Festival.
sophiecoopermusic.com

Liina ‘LNA’ Turtonen is a musician and producer living in York but originally from Naantali, Finland. She started the YouTube channel LNA Does Audio Stuff in 2019 in response to the lack of woman-led music tech channels and posts weekly with a mix of tutorials, gear reviews and fun production challenges. Having previously taught production at Leeds Conservatoire, she co-founded Equalize Music Production, which offers courses to women and non-binary people.
lnamusic.com / youtube.com/lnadoesaudiostuff

Caro C is a composer, producer, performer and educator in electronic sound. She is the founder of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity celebrating the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer through events, education and art. Inspired by the elements, the natural world and rock climbing, her fourth album, Electric Mountain is out now.
carocsound.com

Audio Club is a podcast from Yorkshire Sound Women Network
yorkshiresoundwomen.com

Presenter: Caro C
Sound editor: Jo Kennedy
Theme music: Aiwan Obinyan
Producer: Abi Bliss

The podcast was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Circuit training

Circuit training

May 26, 2021

Don’t know your Arduino from your elbow? No problem! Host Caro C is joined by guests Ann Fomukong-Boden and Cat Scott as we delve hands-first into the world of music tech makers. Find out what you could create, the best kit for getting started and where to learn the skills. They also chat about the support to be found in makerspace communities and reveal why it’s a good idea to whistle while you solder…

Ann Fomukong-Boden is a Chesterfield-based electronics engineer and social entrepreneur. She is director and co-founder of the social enterprise Kakou, which uses inclusive technology to design instruments that are accessible to all. Ann also volunteers as a STEM Ambassador, organising events and workshops to educate and inspire schools and communities about STEM.
kakou.org.uk / socialfuse.org.uk

Cat Scott is a Bradford-based artist and producer working with sound and multimedia inspired by STEM themes and processes. Her works include the 360° bubble dome Inner Horizons, created during a residency in South Korea; kinetic bubble installation The Abyssal Glow (with Joe Beedles) and In Transition, a kinetic sculpture for Light Night Leeds 2017.
catscott.co.uk

Caro C is a composer, producer, performer and educator in electronic sound. She is the founder of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity celebrating the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer through events, education and art. Inspired by the elements, the natural world and rock climbing, her fourth album, Electric Mountain is released in June 2021, with the single ‘Dreamers For Elisa’ out now.
carocsound.com

Audio Club is a podcast from Yorkshire Sound Women Network
yorkshiresoundwomen.com

Presenter: Caro C
Sound editor: Jo Kennedy
Theme music: Aiwan Obinyan
Producer: Abi Bliss

The podcast was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

DAWs wars

DAWs wars

April 28, 2021

Arm your tracks or just listen from a safe distance as we prepare for the outbreak of DAWs wars! Host Caro C is joined by guests Emily J Electric and Angel Lee to chat about digital audio workstations. Known as DAWs for short, these are the software packages that enable you to record and produce your own music.

Angel is a Leeds-based DJ and producer who uses Logic Pro, while Sheffield musician and educator Emily is a self-described fangirl of Ableton Live. Although each is ready to fight their corner for their DAW of choice, they also offer friendly advice on how to start with and get the best from these often dauntingly feature-packed tools – whichever one is right for you.

Emily J Electric is a Sheffield-based musician and DJ who performs with electronic music, live flute and EWI (electronic wind instrument). She runs Sheffield Ableton User Group as well as working as a music leader and is the co-founder of Equalize Music Production, an organisation offering production, songwriting and performance courses to women and gender minorities.
emilyjelectric.com / equalizeproduction.com

Angel Lee is a Leeds-based DJ and producer/composer specialising in disco and house. With more than 20 years’ involvement in the Leeds nightlife scene, she has several residencies across the city and a weekly show on Select Radio. She is also experienced in sound design, with an MA in Music for the Moving Image.
angelleemusic.co.uk

Caro C is a composer, producer, performer and educator in electronic sound. She is the founder of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity celebrating the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer through events, education and art. Inspired by the elements, the natural world and rock climbing, her fourth album, Electric Mountain is due for release in June 2021.
carocsound.com

Audio Club is a podcast from Yorkshire Sound Women Network yorkshiresoundwomen.com

Presenter: Caro C
Sound editor: Jo Kennedy
Theme music: Aiwan Obinyan
Producer: Abi Bliss

The podcast was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

From boom to Zoom: recording on the move

From boom to Zoom: recording on the move

March 28, 2021

Host Caro C is joined by guests Laura Clough and Hayley Suviste, who share their experiences of recording on the move. While Laura can often be found holding a boom on TV and film sets, Hayley uses field recordings ranging from nature sounds to oral histories to compose her pieces. Together, they chat creativity, careers, gear tips and what they love most about listening through a mic.

Laura Clough is an audio professional based in London who has worked as a sound assistant on a range of productions, including the TV dramas Peaky Blinders, COBRA, Des and Humans and the forthcoming film Benediction. She also worked as a sound trainee on Phantom Thread and Holmes & Watson.

Hayley Suviste is a Manchester-based sound artist who uses field recordings, interviews, electronics and live instruments to create compositions, sound installations and multimedia pieces. Her commissions include work created for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the Centre For Contemporary Chinese Art; she is one of the six composers selected for YSWN’s Sound Pioneers Project and assistant producer for the first Sound Of The Year Awards.

Caro C is a composer, producer, performer and educator in electronic sound. She is the founder of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity celebrating the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer through events, education and art. Inspired by the elements, the natural world and rock climbing, her fourth album, Electric Mountain is due for release in June 2021.

Audio Club is a podcast from Yorkshire Sound Women Network yorkshiresoundwomen.com

Presenter: Caro C
Sound editor: Jo Kennedy
Theme music: Aiwan Obinyan
Producer: Abi Bliss

The podcast was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

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