GROW THOSE EARS – Apply for Sounds Elemental in NYC, deadline May 6

This week-long audio workshop in NYC comes highly recommended by my colleagues. Details below.


Apply for Sounds Elemental in NYC!
June 13 – 17, 2011

Take a sonic plunge and spend a week this summer at Harvestworks in NYC immersing yourself in sound with our popular Sounds Elemental intensive. Our winter 2010 session focusing on ”sky” received rave reviews from producers, including "I feel like my ears grew over the course of the week… I have a stronger, deeper sense of locating myself in the world in relation to sound." This time around, we're taking on Metal (June 13 – 17). Are you up to the challenge? We're looking for ten producers to step up who are open to learning unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story.

The deadline is less than a month away: applications are due Friday, May 6, 2011. Please forward this along to anyone who wants to spend a week giving their ears a work-out. We're also accepting applications for our winter intensive, Wood (December 12 – 16).

This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working primarily in traditional narrative and documentary formats eager to experiment with unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story. Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composer and performer Michael Schumacher, Harvestworks’ Hans Tammen, and public radio producer and musician Brenda Hutchinson. New York Times new media editor Amy O’Leary will also lead an afternoon mini-dive into audio slideshows – called "fascinating," "awesome," and "the highlight of the week" by participants.

The cost is $700. A non-refundable $350 deposit is required upon acceptance. AIR members who live outside of New York City are eligible for a small stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC. _Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. If you are unable to attend each day of the intensive, please do not apply._

Learn more:

Listen to instructor and AIRster Brenda Hutchinson's audio

montage of Sounds Elemental: Sky:



Questions? Contact AIR's Membership Director Erin Mishkin at

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Funding for AIR comes from our members and the generous support of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Robert E. Davoli and Eileen McDonagh Charitable Foundation,, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Association of Independents in Radio
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA 02122
Phone: 617-825-4400

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