Experimental Sound Design | In-person

Experimental Sound Design | In-person






Experimental Sound Design | In-person

Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2023

Monday May 15, 2023 - Monday May 29, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Instructor | Ilyaa Ghafouri

Member $105 | Non-member $150

This workshop invites you to explore creative avenues of sound through the creation of a piece. It will focus on experimental creation techniques that allow you to get off the beaten path with a minimum of effort. Divided in three steps: Sound recording, Transformation, Composition, the course will cover the basics of these stages of production of a work in order to allow participants to undertake their future projects.
With exercises given each week, the workshop leads to the composition of a work of experimental music. From Ambient music to Acousmatic music, from Noise to Cinema sound design, the tools and processes will allow the exploration of a multitude of different sound arts.

A must for artists who wish to tap into the infinite potential of sound to express themselves!

Detailed schedule :

  • Monday, May 15th from 6pm to 9pm
  • Monday, May 22nd from 6pm to 9pm
  • Monday, May 29th from 6pm to 9pm

Workshop is taught in French, but questions may be asked in English.

For any information, send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

To record audio content, Main Film offers 3 recorders for rent (for a rental fee*):

– 1 Digital recorder Samson Zoom H5N
– 2 Digital recorder Sound Device 702T
– 1 Digital recorder Sound Device MixPre 6

You are free to use your own equipment if you have one, or even to use a phone recorder if you’re in trouble. For all equipment rental questions at Main Film, you can contact Alexis or Théo at tech@mainfilm.qc.ca.

*Workshop participants will receive a preferential rate on their equipment needs in this context.

Ilyaa Ghafouri

© Godefroy Mosry

Ilyaa Ghafouri is a composer and sound designer for film and theater. A 2018 graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, his studies in experimental music focused on a hybrid approach. Pairing concrete sounds such as nature’s ambiences with instrumental sounds is at the heart of his approach. This allows him to draw from the sounds of the world around him to inspire his music. Composing for film, in conjunction with sound design, allows him to create coherent, thoughtful and unique soundscapes. Ilyaa takes advantage of every experience to perfect his craft.


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