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Estonian Academy of Arts /ERASMUS+ Blended Intensive Programme / Sonic Garden Sound Art Workshop / Application by 2 May 2023

Uwaga! Biuro Erasmus+ nie jest organizatorem wydarzenia. Prosimy aplikować bezpośrednio do szkoły partnerskiej zgodnie z instrukcją.

Uwaga! Biuro Erasmus+ nie jest organizatorem wydarzenia. Prosimy aplikować bezpośrednio do szkoły partnerskiej zgodnie z instrukcją. Możliwość dofinansowania studentów i studentek w maksymalnej wysokości 490 EUR. Prosimy o informację od studentów, którzy się zakwalifikują, wtedy omówimy szczegóły dalszego procedowania w ramach naszego Biura. Pozostałe pytania należy kierować do organizatora (EKA).

Dear partners,

Hereby I am sending a kind reminder regarding ERASMUS+ BIP taking place in EKA. Deadline for applications on May 2.

In case you are willing and there is availability of ERASMUS+ blended mobility grant in your university, I kindly ask you to share this call among your students who might be interested in this ERASMUS+ Blended intensive programme – a workshop offered by EKA’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

Title of course: Sonic Garden Sound Art Workshop Location: MASSIA, Massiaru, Estonia, https://www.massia.ee Course Length (on-line): 28.08.2023 Course Length (in Estonia): 24.-29.07.2023

Teacher: Sten Saarits, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo ECTS: Three (3) Available places for students: 20 (+ local students) Level: BA/MA Application deadline: 02.05.2023

Grant: ERASMUS+ grant, ask from your home university’s International Office about the availability of it. How to apply: Please fill in the Google Form – https://forms.gle/CAEC2T1PtuKzbKHZ9

MASSIA is located in a heritage school building in Massiaru, a village in Häädemeeste
Parish, Pärnu County in southwestern Estonia. The location is near the coast (12 km), about
180 km south of Tallinn, and about 140 km north of Riga, Latvia.

Course description:

Sonic Garden Sound Art Workshop The sound art course will explore the semiotics of sounds and experiment with new sound ideas. This workshop will delve into the Estonian sound art scene, as well as provide a general introduction to the history of sonic art and highlight artists from around the world through listening sessions and discussions. You’ll also have the opportunity to record sounds in the beautiful national park near the residency, adding a unique dimension to your sonic creations. Whether you have prior experiences or are simply curious about the field, this course offers a focused setting to explore the possibilities of sound as a medium of art.

Sonic Garden is a workshop where you’ll learn practical skills on field recording using a range of different recorders, microphones, and techniques. Develop your observational awareness and learn how to listen to an environment in order to create your own unique sonic artwork. Throughout the course, you’ll also explore sound post-production techniques, including how to work with digital audio software and handle digital tools such as samplers, synthesizers, modulation, and audio effects. These skills will enable you to produce personal projects for a collective showing.

At the heart of the workshop is the discovery of new audible materials, playing around with multiple sonic ideas in post-production, and creating a unique artistic voice within a finalized work.

Accepted applicants will be required to bring a laptop computer (Mac/PC/Linux) and participate in hiking trips and group discussions. This interdisciplinary workshop is suitable for participants from all disciplines in the fine art and applied art fields. There are no prerequisites for participation, and we welcome anyone with an interest in sound art.

After the course the participants are required to join a follow-up Zoom meeting on the 28th of August.

MASSIAn is a self-organised space, so we need to respect the house rules and keeping the place clean: https://www.massia.ee/.
MASSIA provides some simple single and double rooms. All beds are single. Everyone is provided with bed linen and towels. We only need to bring our own food and shower gel. There is a food market near the residency space.
All students can pay for their stay a MASSIA individually via invoice. The price for the 6-day stay is 100€ per participant.
You can get to MASSIA by a bus from Tallinn or Riga:

-Transport from Tallinn
1) Tallinn-Pärnu bus from Tallinn Coach Station: https://www.tpilet.ee/en/travel?departureDate=2023-07-23&returnDate=2023-07-23&departureStop=tallinn&destinationStop=parnu&price=-1&duration=-1
2) Bus number 72 from Pärnu Coach Station
-Transport from Riga
1) Riga-Pärnu bus from Riga Coach Station: https://luxexpress.eu/en/routes/riga-parnu/ or https://ecolines.net/ee/en/offers/abroad/parnu-riga
2) Bus number 72 from Pärnu Coach Station

There are grants available to you through Erasmus, ask from your home universities international office about the availability of it.
Only students with the Erasmus+ BIP nomination letter from their international office will be considered for the spot.
More information from the coordinator of the course: Keidi Jaakson – keidi.jaakson@artun.ee
Best regards,
Marilyn Riisimäe
Spetsialist | Specialist
Välissuhete osakond | International Relations Office
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia | Estonian Academy of Arts
Põhja pst 7, Tallinn 10412
+372 626 7388