Sound Bodies: A Workshop on the Power & Practice of Radio

Saturday, June 23, 1-5:30pm
Presented by Thanh Hằng Phạm & Jess V. Castillo
16 participants maximum
Free / RSVP

How does sound enliven, violate, and shape our experience of the body? Can we negotiate power with sound? In this workshop we will use the medium of radio to explore the politics of sound. Moving beyond our ears and mouths to listen and speak – we will amplify our full bodies through immersion and practice of radio collages. The workshop has two parts; immersion and practice.

In the first part we will immerse ourselves in the power of sound. You will learn how to expand your active listening skills, write for sound, and craft an audio interview. In the second part we will practice technical radio skills by recording, editing, and mixing our interviews into a sound collage. We will also venture on a ‘soundwalk’ around the area; an activity which will require everyone to physically move and/or walk around WCCW. (Accessibility info is below.)

With permission, the sound collages will be collected and published as a podcast. If you are interested in learning about the power of sound — this workshop is for you. No prior-experience in using audio equipment necessary.

**This workshop is open to women and non-binary folks – with high priority for Indigenous, women and non-binary folks of color. RSVP required.

Thanh Hằng Phạm is a radio producer and artist from Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. She is a Producer for Women on the Line – a feminist current affairs radio show and Associate Producer for Rereaders – a literary and cultural podcast. She has produced radio documentaries: We Weren’t Born Yesterday and Remotely Intimate. Aside from radio she likes collaging with words and paper and making vietnamese coffee (with condensed milk of course!). Twitter: thanhhangpham_

Jessica V. Castillo is an artist and cultural producer living on Tongva Land/Los Angeles, Calif. She dedicates her practice to building un otro modo de ser through photography, radio, printed matter, foodways, collaborations, and gatherings. IG: @thirdpress

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.