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ADE APAC Institute - Found Sound Workshop
Prior to this year’s APAC ADE Institute, the call went out for ADEs willing to present a workshop. I’m always keen to pull my weight, and love sharing, so I put my hand up to present a Found Sounds workshop in GarageBand. I found myself paired up with Steve Jackman who, despite the fact that we’d both been at the 2019 Institute, I’d never actually met.
In case you’re in a hurry and decide to read no further, I’ll summarise what comes next; I thoroughly recommend collaborating at every opportunity. And if it’s with someone new, even better.
Steve and I come from quite different backgrounds in terms of this project; Steve’s an actual musician and music teacher, I just like to tinker. Steve has used this sort of project as a way to teach music, whereas I have used it more as a way of getting students to open themselves up to different ways of “seeing” the world. However, with both of us coming at the project with a “Yes… and…” approach, the whole thing was richer for all involved.
I certainly learned things about GarageBand that I hadn’t realised, as well as practising collaboration skills that I suspect were getting rusty. I also picked up heaps about preparing and presenting that I otherwise may not have.
You can find the Keynote for our workshop attached to this post, and the Padlet that Steve organised for the session here. It contains lots of resources to get you underway with your own Found Sound project.