[Jan 27, Feb 3, & Feb 10] TIP Master Class #2 with Bob Bellerue: Experimental Sound Practices

In this workshop, we will talk through various approaches to making a “signal chain” from ideas to audiences to archives.  Starting from an up-close demonstration of Bob’s setup for performances, we will discuss his approach to multidimensional sound using his core working tools of the matrix mixer, microphones / contact microphones / guitar pickups, speakers / speaker drivers, effects pedals, laptop processing with Supercollider – what he calls the electro-acoustic-mechanical feedback synth.  Contact microphones will be provided, and the process of amplifying resonant objects, and creating feedback, will be demonstrated.  Field recordings and multichannel speaker diffusion will also be discussed.

Participants will be encouraged to use this equipment and techniques in their creative projects as they desire, and conversations in later sessions will be based in the work that the participants bring in to share.  We will talk through the core elements of the work, the limitations & challenges that are occuring in the process of getting the work where you want it to be, and how to best amplify / share them with an audience.  

Documentation through recording mixing and editing will also be reviewed. 

  • DATES AND TIMES:   Saturday January 27  from 1 – 3 pm (ON ZOOM), Saturday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 10th (IN PERSON)

•       LOCATION: Zoom 1/27, Harvestworks Studio 596 Broadway Suite 602 NY. NY 10013 @ Houston Street in Manhattan 2/3 and 2/10

Please note that our space is limited and restricted to those who RSVP


Bob Bellerue is a sound artist, experimental musician, sound/video curator, and creative technician based in Ridgewood NY. Over the last 30+ years he has been involved in creating and presenting a wide range of sonic activities – experimental music, sound art, noise, junk metal percussion ensembles, soundtracks for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations. Bob’s electronic sound work is focused on resonant feedback systems, using amplified instruments, objects, recordings, and spaces, in combination with electronics and software written in the Supercollider audio synthesis programming language.

Bob’s work has been presented by The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, MOMA/PS1, Pioneerworks, Experimental Intermedia, Cafe Oto, Fylkingen, EMS, High Zero Festival, the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, LUFF Festival, Akouphene Festival, Sonic Circuits Festival, Living Arts of Tulsa’s New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Cave12, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Elastic Arts, Here Art Center, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYU, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Oberlin College, NYU, the Art Institute of Chicago, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA.

Bob’s discography includes dozens of releases on Elevator Bath Records, iDeal Recordings, Banned Productions, Fabrica, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music, Prison Tatt Records, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Zelphabet, Peyote Tapes, No Rent Records, Important Records, and his own Anarchymoon Recordings and Sleepy Hollow Editions.

Bob has curated and produced events for the Che Cafe (1987-91), Naropa Institute (1992-95), Highways Performance Space (1999-2001), Beyond Baroque (2001-5), CalArts (2001-3), Il Corral (2005-7), Porhouse (2007-8), The Kitchen (2008-11), Issue Project Room (2011-present), Silent Barn (2011-18), Secret Project Robot (2012-19), Knockdown Center (2014-15), MOMA (2015-16), H0l0 (2016-present), and Pioneerworks (2017-present). His festival Ende Tymes was founded in 2011, and the 11th iteration is presently delayed due to the coronavirus.

Bob works as an audio engineer and technical director, working presently for Issue Project Room, and a handful of clients in the NYC area once the coast is clear.

For more info about Bob, please visit https://bobbellerue.net/



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