Electric Medway Hack – Binaural audio story production with DARKFIELD by Electric Medway

Oct 27 to Oct 27, 2023
10:00 to 5:00 pm GMT
A+E Lab
Unit 1, Building 64, Main Gate Road, Historic Dockyard Chatham, ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom (map)

In this hands-on workshop led by co-founders and Artistic Directors David Rosenberg and Glen Neath, participants will be introduced to DARKFIELD’s audio craft and technical practice.

Working in groups, they will have the opportunity to experiment with a binaural head and devise a short experience that will be presented at the end of the session.

Participants will develop an understanding of audio-based storytelling, elements and dynamics that may heighten immersion, and how they can use immersive audio technology in their own creative practice.

No previous experience or equipment required.

DARKFIELD produces innovative immersive experiences at the forefront of technology and theatre - both location based experiences and digital work. DARKFIELD’s location-based work utilises striking sets inside shipping containers, binaural 360 degree sound, complete darkness and a variety of sensory effects, where each participant is situated at the centre of an intense, evolving narrative. DARKFIELD RADIO brings DARKFIELD’s work and binaural audio into the audience’s environment via a phone app - their home, their car, their local park become the setting for a strange world to unfold around them, stealing them away from reality. Alongside partners around the world, DARKFIELD is touring work in the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico and have so far reached over 350,000 audience members worldwide, and counting.

This workshop is open to members of Electric Medway Hack - our new sector learning programme for artists and educators working with technology. To access this programme you must be aged 18+, sign up for free membership, and live, learn or work in Medway.

The workshop is at A+E Lab, a studio space run by dance technology company AØE. It is based within the gated area of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Please meet us at The Galvanising Shop, which is just outside the gated area, at 9.45am, and we will walk you through to the studio.

Car - Free parking is available in the main visitor car park. The Galvanising Shop is next to the Visitor Entrance.

Train - The nearest train station is Chatham, which is a 25 minute walk.

Bus - Arriva bus routes 1 or 2 run frequently from Chatham Bus Station to Dock Rd near the car park.

The workshop will provide tea, coffee and water, alongside some light snacks. You will need to provide your own lunch, which can be stored in a fridge, or food will be available at cafes onsite. Lunch is 30 minutes.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

There are toilets available.

We will provide any equipment.

Please let us know if we can make your experience more accessible.

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