Sound Workshops September 12, 26, and October 24, 2008

Instructor: Kenneth Linehan

September 12 Friday 10a – 1p
September 26 Friday 10a – 1p
October 24 Friday 10a – 1p
N51 Sound Studio and Room 315

This workshop consists of three parts. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions. Open to MIT students by reservation (attendance limited). RSVP to Lisa Hickler by September 10 (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

This workshop will provide students with an orientation to the VAP sound studio. Topics covered will include Audio Signal Chain, Ins and Outs of an analog Mixing Board, Analog to Digital Audio Conversion, Introduction to the Protools Digital Workstation, Digital Mixing and the use of Midi Control Surfaces. Several practical recording projects will be executed during each day of the workshop, and will be dedicated to providing a foundation in the technical and conceptual concerns encoun- tered when working within the medium of re- corded sound.

Kenneth Linehan is a musician and visual artist living and working in Providence, RI. He received his MFA in 2001 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Linehan has taught courses in Sonic Art at The Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches Studio Techniques and Sound Design for Film at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Linehan’s own work is invested in the physical, magnetic and electronic detritus of media production, employing obsolete remnants of communica- tions culture to create works which explore the refuse of a trade in electronic memory and disembodied identity. In addition to audio installations exhibited at galleries such as the Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery and Apex Art New York, Linehan has recently exhibit- ed magazine cutups and gif animations from his “Earth in Upheaval” series at Providence’s Stairwell Gallery and Chinatown art space Ark. Since 2006, Linehan has also regularly performed and recorded electronic music with Providence sound collaborative The Glass Shivers.