I enjoy giving workshops to artists, cultural workers, academics, and members of the general public of all ages on topics ranging from media production to experimental and creative research practices to musical and sonic arts creation.

Past Workshops

  1. Sensorial Movement and Vibrational Media. ReVERBerations – Deafhood and Disability Arts Workshop Series. Led with Ash McAskill and Stephanie Sherman. 20 Nov. 2019. Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

A two hour workshop on the potential of multiple forms of movement and vibrational media for Deaf and disability arts projects. I showed participants how to construct vibrational cushions using audio electronics, and I presented my project Hemo-resonance #1 as an example of the possibilities of vibrational media.

  1. Vibrer pour le plaisir : Des objets technologiques favorisant l’accessibilité culturelle. Led with Line Grenier. 23 May 2019. Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology. Expériences, capacités et potentialités: Enrichir nos pratiques auprès des personnes aînées Sourdes ou ayant des incapacités. Université Laval, Québec, QC.

A one hour workshop on the potential of arts and vibrational media as creative outlets for Deaf and disabled elders.

  1. Vibrafy. Vibe Workshop Series. Led with Ju Gosling, Julie Newman, and Darian Goldin Stahl. 4 October 2018. Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

A one day workshop in which participants were guided through the construction of various vibrational objects and wearables that respond to the playback of sounds and music. The majority of materials used in the workshop were recuperated from Concordia University’s Centre for Creative Reuse.

  1. Situated Composition Workshop: Emerging Practices of Sound and Mobility. 6 May 2016. Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, UK.

A one day workshop exploring possibilities for mobile sound production using a range of tools and approaches. I edited an instant journal based on the contributions of workshop participants: https://situatedcompositionworkshop2016.wordpress.com/instant-journal/

  1. The Mobilities Lab Experiment 2015: Captured in Motion. Led with Monika Büscher and Jen Southern. 6 Feb. 2015. Lancaster University, UK.

A one day workshop exploring multiple techniques for creatively recording and documenting various mobile situations – from the intersecting trajectories of people in a town square to the hustle and bustle of a train station to the routines of work to country walks and cycling journeys.

  1. Sound Recording and Interviewing. Workshop given to Ressources Ethnoculturelles Contre l’Abus envers les Aîné(e)s. 23 Oct. 2014. Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

A three hour workshop introducing elders to tools and techniques for conducting audio-recorded interviews.

  1. Audio-Mobile: Field-recording, Sound Mapping and Audio Creation with Mobile Phones 2. Led with Owen Chapman and Stéphane Claude. 11-12 & 18-19 Jan. 2014. OBORO, Montreal, QC.

A four day workshop on audio creation and sound mapping using mobile phones and tablets. Participants contributed to a collective sound map and created and shared original audio works.

  1. Audio-Mobile: Locative Soundscapes. Global Conference on Mobility Futures, 4-6 Sept. 2013. Lancaster University, UK.

A three hour workshop on locative audio technologies and practices. Participants freely explored the local sonic environment and used the Audio-Mobile app to contribute to a collective sound map.

  1. Audio-Mobile. Led with Owen Chapman and Kim Sawchuk. Encuentro Inter-Universitario Argentina|Canada: Mobile Perspectives. 16-17 May 2013. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A three hour workshop on locative audio technologies and practices. Participants freely explored the local sonic environment and used the Audio-Mobile app to contribute to a collective sound map.

  1. Audio-Mobile: Field-recording, Sound Mapping and Audio Creation with Mobile Phones. Led with Owen Chapman and Stéphane Claude. 1-2 & 8-9 Dec. 2012. OBORO, Montreal, QC.

A four day workshop on audio creation and sound mapping using mobile phones and tablets. Participants contributed to a collective sound map and created and shared original audio works.

  1. Audio-Mobile: Field Recording and Remixing with Mobile Media Devices. Led with Owen Chapman and Kim Sawchuk. 4 Sept. 2012. Lancaster University, UK.

A one day workshop on sound recording and audio creation using mobile phones and tablets. Participants freely explored the local sonic environment and used the Audio-Mobile app to contribute to a collective sound map.

  1. Soundscapes and Sensory Ethnography. 11 Sept. 2012. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC.

A three hour workshop on city soundscapes, field-recording and sensory ethnography. Participants collaborated on making multichannel sound recordings of their movements through the city which were shared during a group listening session.

  1. City Soundscapes. International Digital Arts Biennial. 12 May 2012. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC.

A three hour workshop on city soundscapes and field-recording. Participants collaborated on making multichannel sound recordings of their movements through the city which were shared during a group listening session. Participants drew the route they recorded on a collaborative map.

  1. There to Hear: Placing Mobile Music – Create Your Own Composition. 25 Sept. & 28 Oct. 2010. OBORO, Montreal, QC.

A four hour workshop (over two days) in which I invited participants to experience my project There to Hear and to create and share their own musical compositions using only field-recordings made in the city of Montreal.