Room to Play 2019

Room to Play

10-week course for emerging musicians, game developers, visual and other artists.

Ages 18-25, Saturdays Feb 23rd to Apr 27th 2019,
Custom House, Leith, Edinburgh.

The course is fully funded (free) + travel expenses covered.
Applications now closed.

Exhibition: Sat 27th April, 10am-4pm,
Custom House Leith, Edinburgh
More info here

Room to Play is an exciting new course exploring interactive live and digital processes in music, art, performance and game-development.  It is part of a new Digital programme that we are developing in 2019.

A  group of 8 emerging artists (musicians, visual artists, game developers and other disciplines), will work closely with award-winning musician, game developer and sonic artist, Yann Seznec (British Composer Award for Sonic Art, 2015), as well as Edinburgh’s Tinderbox Collective to develop a series of interactive, sound-based installations and performance ideas. There will be a range of workshops on different techniques as well as time for developing and building your own ideas, and we will pull it all together into an exciting showcase event and exhibition at the end!

Course Details

Room to Play is open to artists aged 18-25.

It will run every Saturday, 11am-4pm, from Feb 23rd to Apr 13th 2019 at Custom House, Leith, Edinburgh.

Selected artists will receive a fully funded (free) place on the course including any travel expenses.

Course Description

The course is open to emerging artists of any creative medium who have an interest in developing new digital/ electronic approaches through their work. This will involve a series of workshops with Yann Seznec exploring different techniques (see below), and the artists will apply these techniques to devise, develop and build a series of interactive, sound-based installations and performance ideas throughout the course and exhibit them at the end.

There will also be the chance to bring some of the ideas and installations together with the Tinderbox Orchestra, and to develop them for workshops with other youth groups that Tinderbox works with.

Workshops will likely cover the following topics:
– Interactive audio
– Sound installations
– Soldering/building electronics
– Performance design
– Game design
– Sound recording
– Many other things!

We ran the course previously in 2016 and many of the artists have stayed in touch since.  We hope it will become an ongoing programme that supports a growing and collaborative network of experimental and open-minded young artists working across disciplines.

This project is supported by:

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