3rd Annual Acouscenic Listening Intensive
SAcouscenic Listening Intensive Workshop with Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernstrom
  • Date: Saturday, August 20th 2016
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: Mountshannon, Co. Clare
  • Booking/Enquiries (email): ularts.office@ul.ie (phone): 086-8930919
  • Cost: €50 (waged) €30 o.n.o. (unwaged/OAP/student)
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
A Creative Listening, Mindful Movement and Performance Intensive.


Softday return to Mountshannon to host their annual one-day Acouscenic Listening Intensive This intensive will focus on the study of listening, creative soundwalking and the mindful meditative practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. The intensive is intended to enhance participants' perception of sound and silence, offering a unique approach for situated soundscapes, as well as offering movement/sound/and listening improvisations and strategies. These strategies are designed to enhance our skills in mindfulness, listening, and attuning to place, body and voice as instruments of creativity and well-being. Participants will practice techniques that help to release stress, and to quiet and nurture themselves through energy exercises and sonic meditations. There will be time and space for individual and group creativity, playfulness and improvised performance to emerge. The intensive is designed for participants to have the opportunity to be with oneself and to also have the support and camaraderie of the group. This workshop is open to all creative practitioners and members of the public who are interested in exploring Acouscenic Listening as a creative tool.

No previous experience of any of the disciplines involved required.

  • Outline
  • 09.00 Registration/Tea & Coffee
  • 09.30 Introduction
  • 09.45 Slow-walk Meditation, Qigong/Tai Chi based exercises
  • 10.15 Preparation and discussion for the Creative Soundwalk
  • 10:45 Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:00 Transport to Inis Cealtra/Holy Island
  • 11:30 Creative Soundwalk and group mapping of the Soundwalk on Inis Cealtra/Holy Island
  • 12:30 Return to Mountshannon
  • 13.00 Lunch (in silence)
  • 13.30 Qigong/Tai Chi based exercises
  • 13.45 Sonic meditations and group work and improvisations
  • 14.30 Performing the Graphic score of the Soundwalk
  • 15.30 Coffee/Tea Break
  • 16.00 Live group performance of Graphic Score
  • 16.45 Qigong exercises and meditation
  • 17:00 End
Map of Inis Cealtra
Map of Inis Cealtra
Example of a previous sound-map/graphical score
Acouscenic Listening Intensive Workshop with Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernstrom
Audio clips from previous acouscenic intensives
2014
2015