Sound Manipulation and Provocation for a Film Without Light

General information

Lugar: Estudios Neptar and several locations of the island
Dates: 28/11-03/12
Time: morning and afternoon. Between six and eight hours per day
Places: 10
Price: 300 € (Discounted rate for inhabitants of Lanzarote and/or unemployed people: 50€)
Scholarships for students of the Pancho Lasso School of Art. There will be two scholarships per course.

Description of the workshop

This workshop wishes to reflect on Lanzarote through the sounds, voices and noises of the island’s fishing activity. The starting point is the apparently simple action of listening, through which to discover the various forms and expressions of sound in our territory. The idea behind this workshop is to make the most of hikes organized around Lanzarote to learn techniques of recording sound, experimenting with a variety of microphones and sound recorders. An exploration of Lanzarote’s soundscape as a way of narrating its aural memory.

This workshop will be carried out in close collaboration with Workshop 2, “Sound Manipulation and Provocation for a Film without Light”, scheduled for the same dates. The intention is to explore the existing connection between the notions behind sound recording and its manipulation in the editing room. In point of fact, some of the classes are shared by the two workshops.

In addition, in critical listening sessions we will create a sort of narrative plot to try to explain the fishing activity in Lanzarote through the sounds surrounding it. The idea is to create a “blind film”, that is, a sound film to be presented at the Muestra in a session open to the public.

Responsible for the workshop

Alejandro Castillo is a film mixer, creator and sound editor. With a BA from San Antonio de los Baños film school in Cuba, Castillo is internationally renowned for his work in films like Alcarràs (Carla Simón, 2022), Un año, una Noche (Isaki Lacuesta, 2022), Destello bravío (Ainhoa Rodríguez, 2021), Entre dos aguas (Isaki Lacuesta, 2018), La propera pell (Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo, 2016) and La isla rota (Félix Germán, 2018).

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