Thursday, 2 October 2008 8:37 AM

Music Workshop to be Held

The Department of Contemporary Music Studies of the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Women, Youth & Children Affairs will fully fund a one week recording workshop to be organized by the Solomon Islands Music Federation next week.

The President of the Solomon Islands Music Federation, Placid Walekwate, said the aim of the workshop is to provide recording techniques to Solomon Island musicians to assist them with their independent music production.

Held at the SIBC conference room, the course will involve theoretical work as well as practical application of theories.

He added that topics to be covered during the workshop are, recording, mixing, mastering, home studio basics in relation to identifying the right studio equipment and proper studio set up, transducer basics, which will cover areas of identifying the right studio microphones and speakers plus microphone techniques.

Mr. Walekwate said that the main speaker during the one week workshop will be Dr Denis Crowdy, a Lecturer at the Department of Contemporary Music Studies at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

According to the Solomon Islands Music Federation, workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers so that they can use them during the workshop. Course materials such as hand outs and digital samples will be provided by the workshop tutor. This will include materials used in the masters of recording arts program, at the Macquarie University of Sydney Australia.

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