In conjunction with the festival’s Shows program, which focuses on many works that deal with sounds or voices, this workshop provides an opportunity to discover and experience various acoustics in our daily surroundings. Beat Picnic, a community dedicated to making music from everyday field recordings, leads the event. Participants collect sounds of their choosing and together with Beat Picnic create one big soundscape.
Facilitator: Ally Mobbs (Sound designer)
10.10 (Sun) 13:00–15:00
Ally Mobbs is a sound designer from the UK based in Kyoto, Japan. In 2015, Ally began making music from field recordings with Agargara (David Cummings). They eventually started an irregular meeting of like-minded producers called Beat Picnic, resulting in a self-released split EP the same year. Mobbs is a co-founder of Gohan Tapes record label and a member of Kyoto beat crew and event series Frequency Punch. As a sound designer Mobbs has worked on projects for The New York Times, The Guardian, Seiko, Vou, Red Bull and Native Instruments as well as creating sounds for TV idents, game audio and VR projects. Ally has hosted field recording workshops at several events including Ableton Loop, Dotfes and Today at Apple.