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NORDIC SOUND ART

The Nordic Sound Art course was a unique collaborative initiative between four art academies in the Nordic region: the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art/Schools of Visual Art, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art & Design & Tromsø Academy of Fine Art.

The ambition of the Nordic Sound Art programme was to provide students with the necessary knowledge and professional competence to create, present and analyze works of sound art. This involves an active consideration of sound as a dynamic material and how it can operate as part of artistic expression.
 
The course were open to BA and MA students from the participating academies ran over one year. Throughout the year the course was arranged as a series of 4 - 6 intensive workshops. These typically ran for 1 to 2 weeks at one of the participating art academies and involved critical study, material investigation, technical work and group critique.
 
Key topics within the course were: sound and space, field recording, DIY electronics, noise, voice and social practice, listening and performativity. In addition, the course was aiming to enable students to critically and independently make use of the sonic dimension in the visual arts generally, for instance through moving image work, performance-based projects, on-line presentations, or other electronic practices.

The programme was coordinated by composer / sound artist Jonas Olesen.

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