Since the end of June Graham Dunning
has been the artist in residence at the Rea Garden
. He has been doing all manner of experimental bits
where apparently a record pressing plant was once situated. On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August Dunning will be leading Open Sound Group
, a collaborative workshop and networking event for artists working in sound and experimental musicians.
On the Friday participants will collect sounds, explore the Rea Garden
and talk about the current residency. The next day there will be a workshop in Lombard Method’s
project space, The Fire Room
. The session will be informal with no defined outcome but will be documented with the option of collating some recordings for release. Participants are invited to bring their own instruments, equipment, field recordings etc. The workshop is open to any artists working with sound and improvising experimental musicians based near (or with connections to) Birmingham.