Sounds, Stories & Springtime
An Audio Retreat
Spend a weekend in the Catskills honing your skills as a sound recordist and storyteller while reinvigorating your creative spirit. Veteran Producers Jim Metzner and Eileen McAdam lead this immersive experience in field recording, listening, and the art of bringing stories to life with sound.
Limited to eight intermediate producers, the workshop offers personal attention and also leaves time for reflection, community, and learning from each other.
Friday night includes a special appearance by musician Steve Gorn, and an evening listening excursion to explore the acoustics of a nearby cave. Saturday night is for storytelling and barbeque!
• Learn to weave a narrative with natural sounds
• Expand your audio palette
• Experiment with binaural, stereo and parabolic microphones
• Crafting a narrative that weaves and contextualizes your sounds.
About your hosts:
Jim Metzner has pioneered the use of sound in radio features and multi-media projects. Best known for his award-winning series Pulse of the Planet. His work has been featured in National Geographic Online, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Weekend Edition, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
Eileen McAdam is the co-founder of the World Sound Foundation and the producer of The Hudson Valley Sound and Story Project, Tales of Two Cities Audio Tour and StoryScape Hudson Valley. She has been a recipient of five major grants
Dates: May 18 – 20.
Cost: $450/person. All meals and Saturday night Barbecue included.
Accommodations: There are local B&B’s throughout the Hudson Valley area. Camping is available at our site.