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Thu. 09 Jul 2020

WIRED online: Introduction to Sound Recording (week 3)


  • WIRED online: Introduction to Sound Recording (week 3)
  • Thu. 09 Jul 2020
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Free, booking essential

WIRED: online this summer

Get creative with WIRED online music technology courses for girls aged 11-16 years old.

Yorkshire Sound Women Network is offering three short courses, providing a hands-on introduction to sound recording, editing using Audacity software and sound design. Join us and pick up new skills from inspiring professional musicians!

We welcome all girls, young women and people of marginalised genders aged 11-16 years old living in Yorkshire with different levels of music and/or technology experience. No prior experience is necessary, you don’t have to be able to play a musical instrument and the sessions are free of charge.

Introduction to sound recording with Caro C and Sophie Cooper

6pm–7.15pm on Thursdays: 25 June, 2 July and 9 July

These three fun sessions will explore sound recording. Playing with the sounds around us including household objects, the voice, your musical instrument and nature, you’ll learn how to capture the best sounds and get creative with the sounds you’ve chosen. During these sessions you’ll be mastering useful skills that can help all kinds of careers in music including being a sound engineer, performer or writing music for film.

Editing using Audacity with Emily Johnson and Liina Turtonen

6pm–7.15pm on Wednesdays: 15 July, 22 July and 29 July

Learn how to generate ideas, develop a song, and edit samples in the free audio software Audacity. You will learn all the tools you need to make songs by yourself at home and have lots of fun along the way!

Introduction to Sound Design with Aiwan Obinyan and Angel Lee

6pm–7.15pm on Wednesdays: 5 August, 12 August and 19 August

Sound design is at the very heart of a film, theatre or TV show. This short course will immerse you in the world of sound design, giving an introduction to both the technical and creative skills required to enhance the drama on stage and on screen.

Please note: Participants registering for the sound design course should complete either the sound recording and/or Audacity course first.

How to sign up

The sessions will be held using Zoom; send us a completed application form to apply for your free place, and you’ll be sent a link and password for the sessions.

You can request an application form by emailing or download a copy here:
Download WIRED online application form (opens Word doc)

You don’t need access to specialist equipment to take part, but you will need either a phone, tablet or PC/laptop. Please make sure you are available to attend all the course sessions you have booked.

 About the music leaders

 Caro C is an artist, engineer and facilitator in sound, music and words. Caro produces and performs her own brand of spacey electronic music with piano, voice and everyday objects such as a ping pong ball or oven shelves. She is currently making her fourth album, has written music for film and theatre and appeared on TV with Dick and Dom.

Sophie Cooper is a musician and educator who is very interested in experimental music in all its forms. She is a trombone and guitar player and uses a lot of electronics in her own music making.

Emily Johnson is a musician, DJ and performer who has played at festivals and clubs all over Europe. Her solo live show involves live flute, Electric Wind Instrument, LED lights and lots of surprises! Emily’s goal is to inspire others to shine, create, and express themselves.

Liina ‘LNA’ Turtonen is a music producer, sound engineer, performer, and the creator of the ‘LNA Does Audio Stuff’ YouTube channel. After getting an MA degree in Music Production from the University of York, she is now working as a music production lecturer at Leeds College of Music, freelance producer and live performer.

Aiwan Obinyan is a filmmaker and composer who has worked in the film and music industries as a musician, audio engineer, composer and filmmaker for over 15 years. Her work has appeared on national and international TV and in 2013 she founded AiAi Studios, a production company specialising in music & sound design for film, TV and artists.

Angel Lee is a DJ / producer & composer from Leeds. Having been involved in the city’s nightlife scene for 20 years she has secured her spot as an established DJ. During her masters degree in Music for the Moving Image, she undertook many sound design projects, and worked closely with the product teams at the Northern Film school. Angel Lee is also the co-founder of the DJ agency Industry Music Services and has her own weekly radio show on Select Radio.

WIRED is supported by Youth Music using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; ISME (International Society for Music Education); Music for All; and Kirklees Council via the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool.

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