Writing and Creating Sound Collages

Saturday Aug 12, 12–3pm
Hosted by Thanh Hằng Phạm
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How can sound collages enrich our experience of a poem or story? In this workshop we will be discussing, making, and learning how to create rich sound collages that will captivate listeners. You will learn how to write text to sound, how to create DIY sound effects, record quality audio using your smartphone/recorder and basic audio editing. I will also share my tips on building your own recording studio. By the end of the workshop you will have the template of a sound collage to work with further in your own time. Whether you are a writer or radio/podcast maker, spoken-word artist, or simply interested in learning about the richness of sound —  this workshop is for you. No prior-experience in using audio equipment necessary. Writers and artists from all backgrounds are welcome. Participants will be asked to move around the room and outdoors. This workshop will be prioritised for women of colour/trans women of colour and Indigenous people.

Thanh Hằng Phạm is việt-lai radio producer, artist and writer living in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. She is a music broadcaster at PBS 106.7FM and broadcasted for four years with Queering the Air on 3CR Community Radio. She has produced two award-winning radio documentaries: We Weren’t Born Yesterday (2015) and Remotely Intimate (2016). Her work has been broadcasted nationally on community radio stations such as 3CR, 2SER, All The Best on FBi Radio, Radio Adelaide and on the Community Radio Network in Australia. Under her artist persona, Xen Nhà, she has written for Peril Magazine, Vănguard, Hoax Zine and has performed at Liquid Architecture: What would a feminist methodology look like? (2015), Transgenre (2016), Colour Tongues (2016), Alterity:Rituals wai ma ni tubig & moana (2016), and Club Ate (2017). She her produced zines on sexuality, gender and race and is currently in love with writing sound collages and poems. Find more of her work at xennha.com