GAP Session 20 and outdoor workshop with Sound Artist Rob Mackay

Date & Time: 14 April 11am–4pm

Location: The Art Depot, Gargrave, BD23 3SE

Booking: Please book via Eventbrite

About the Session

Rob Mackay is an award-winning composer, sound artist and performer. Rob will give a talk about his practice in the morning and run an outdoor workshop in the afternoon, which will involve a soundwalk and field recording exercise, including underwater listening in the canal and river. This is an ideal session for anyone who is interested in sound and audiovisual work along with expansive fieldwork within their practice.

Please wear sensible footwear, clothing and outerwear for Spring in North Yorkshire.

We will provide hot drinks and biscuits. This session spans over the lunch period, so please bring your own packed lunch to enjoy while you chat with others participants.

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More about Rob

Rob’s Website, Twitter

Rob Mackay is an award-winning composer, sound artist and performer. Recent projects have moved towards a cross-disciplinary approach, including geology, soundscape ecology, theatre, audiovisual installation work, and human-computer interaction. His work has been performed in 18 countries (including several performances on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 1 and Radio France), and a number of his pieces have received international awards (Bourges (1997 and 2001), EAR (1999), La Muse en Circuit (2007)). He has held composer residencies at Slovak Radio (Bratislava), La Muse en Circuit (Paris), the Tyrone Guthrie Arts Centre (Ireland), Habitación del Ruido (Mexico City), and CMMAS (Morelia).

Rob is currently a Senior Lecturer in Composition at Newcastle University. Previously, he was a Reader in Music at the University of Hull where he directed HEARO (Hull Electroacoustic Resonance Orchestra). He is also the Chair of UKISC (UK and Ireland Soundscape Community), an affiliate of the WFAE (World Forum for Acoustic Ecology).