Audio: Alex Overington

August 4-9

Electroacoustic Composition This workshop will focus on the skills required to create experimental collage-based audio pieces. We will spend time retuning our ears outside, listening closely through field recorders as we create a personalized sample library on the edge of Lake Hebron. We will learn how to twist and re-shape and distort your samples, how to pillage the internet for archival audio, and how to layer sounds musically and give form to your compositions. The workshop will also include instruction on how to bring your music to life via creative mixing and mastering techniques. Each student will leave the session having created two short pieces. The class is open to all skill levels, but experience with sound editing software is preferred.

Alexander Overington is a composer, sound designer, recording engineer and radio producer from New York City. At New York Public Radio, he is the Technical Director and composer for Radiolab Presents: More Perfect, winner of the 2018 Webby Award (Best Sound Design/Original Music Score). Before joining More Perfect, Alex co-created and produced Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composer for WQXR. He has also been a producer for WNYC Studios, serving as in-house composer and sound designer throughout the launch several of shows including 2 Dope Queens andNancy. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory with dual degrees in composition and music technology, Alex apprenticed under Valgeir Sigurðsson and Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland. web: wqxr.org/people/alexander-overington