Field Recording Workshop

Led by Clay Chaplin

Saturday, June 12th // 2pm to 5pm // Session 1 – instruction
Saturday, June 19th // 2pm to 5pm // Session 2 – sound performance by students

We only have a handful of field recorders available for borrowing, so when you sign up please email and let us know if you can bring your own. We’ll be using edirols, but any similar audio recorder will work.


Sorry, sold out! Please email machine@machineproject.com to get on the waiting list.


Non-members $30


Members $20


Given the increase of field recordings as compositional material, this two-part workshop will discuss the aesthetics of field recording and compare the results of practical work (in the field, of course).

The first session will cover the various possibilities and something of a history of the genre through listening examples and discussion. We’ll also cover the technical means for making field recordings including information on microphones, field recorders, and techniques for improving your sound. You’ll then use a field recorder to create a recording of your own.

Session two will be a listening and discussion party where everyone presents their field recording.