Advance booking required
2021 Oram Award winner Maria Sappho leads her workshop ‘composing and improvising beyond the human; new instruments and new companion species’, inviting participants to explore improvisational approaches whilst working with new instruments designed in collaboration between human, machine (AI) and fungal communication.
The workshop will take place in two parts. The first session will explore the new instruments, their sounds, and ideas towards their generation. Everyone will be invited to take part in an open conversation around what it means to consider making creative works which take on board an attention towards transhuman creativity. We will be thinking with mycelial and neural network knowledge: ways to make together, in new spaces, with new tools, and new companions. Consideration will be given to the ethical issues as well as the possibilities when exploring new realms of creative communication beyond the human, and we will work on a number of improvisational exercises and approaches to explore working with these instruments and new ideas.
During the second half of the workshop, participants will work in small groups, beginning to generate collaborative works which take into account the ideas generated by the earlier session. Everyone will be encouraged to create simple ‘scores’ for their group, which will be shared at the end of the workshop.
To book a place or discuss your visit further, please contact Sophie Cooper at email@example.com
Co-produced by hcmf// and The Oram Awards