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Laboratory for Sound

Laboratory for Sound

​Kongens Nytorv 1
Door E, 2nd Floor

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Jenny Gräf Sheppard

+45 3374 4648

The Laboratory for Sound is a research-based “meeting ground” / point of contact / resource for those interested in Sound from various perspectives. Serving as a space that supports learning in its various forms - play, inquiry and innovation - the Laboratory for Sound bridges a multitude of areas such as technology, perception, and art. Students are integral to the direction and development of the Laboratory for Sound. Each year, an and open meeting will enable students an opportunity to set the direction and activities of the Lab along with the Head of the Laboratory for Sound, Jenny Gräf Sheppard.
 
The Laboratory for Sound will strive to give students access to a contemporary discourse in Sound Studies. Workshops, research facilities and an international exchange of knowledge will characterize the ongoing activities of the lab. Workshops and courses provide students with a chance to learn directly from a wide variety of themes. Sample workshops and courses include: Introduction to Sound and Sound Concepts, Sound and Gender Reading Group, Sounding Bodies Workshop, Sound and subjectivity, Economy of Sound, Improvisation and Live Sound Performance, and other equipment training workshops.
 
Facilities include:
 ProTools Studio with Ableton Live
Isolation Booth
Pro Tools Workstation with Ableton Live and MaxMsp
Workshop Room (for live improvisation, recording, research, listening room)
Oscilloscope, Biofeedback and Audio equipment,
Range of Microphones
Field Recorders
Text Library
Space for small-scale sound performance or sound presentations.
 
Ongoing Research in the Laboratory for Sound
SOUNDING BODIES is an artist research project initiated by Jenny Gräf and funded by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Ministry of Culture. The research project will take place from April to December, 2018 at Kunstakademiet and beyond. Ongoing activity can be found at https://soundingbodies.kunstakademiet.dk
 
The Sounding Bodies Research Project takes as its point of departure the resonating body, an apparatus for perceiving and communicating sound. With our centuries’ old privileging of sight and the visual, we have been left audio-illiterate, ill-equipped to attend to our own capacity to use sound to navigate and interact with the world. To study sound deeply from the perspectives of the artistic disciplines, we must develop competencies specific to it, starting with the body’s ability to sound.  The Sounding Body is a term referring to embodiment, and the phenomenon of the sonic as it is produced and perceived within the body.
 
The SOBO Study Group is a core group of people, who will engage with individual or group artistic research that will contribute to and benefit from the SOUNDING BODIES project in 2018.

Laboratory for Sound, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, Copenhagen
To schedule an appointment:
Phone: +45 71678561
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/laboratoryforsound/
Hours: By appointment at Tuesdays 10 AM – 5 PM

Jenny Gräf Sheppard

Associate Professor, Laboratory for Sound

Jenny Gräf Sheppard (b. 1970) received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. An interdisciplinary artist, Sheppard’s work includes projects that explore sound in relation to memory and agency, including collaborative projects with people with Alzheimer’s, highly participatory sound works, and musical sound performances. Her research includes sound’s impact on the body, cognition and the natural world. Sheppard has been performing works throughout Europe, Canada and the United States as well as serving as a curator of sound and music festivals.

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+45 3374 4648