Malakta Sound Field Lab 2016

MSFL 2016 Malakta Sound Field Lab with John Grzinich October 27th - 30th 2016 Art Factory Malakta Malax, Finland


Sound Field Lab is an immersive yet creative exploration of sound and listening practices combined with the practical experience of making field recordings. This workshop is open for artists, musicians, educators, researchers, media producers or anyone wanting to broaden their understanding and creative use of working with sound in a relaxed but focused atmosphere.

Topics include: sound and the environment, sound and perception, listening practices, resonance and acoustics, recording methods, performance and presentation. The lab is open to beginners, enthusiasts and professionals alike. Our daily routine will revolve around listening exercises, excursions into the surrounding area and daily feedback through discussion and sharing of recordings.

John Grzinich has worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, image, site, and collaborative social structures. His interest and work with sound combines such divergent methods as field recording, kinetic sculpture, electro-acoustic composition, performance, spatial perception and acoustics, filmmaking, group workshops and exercises in listening. He has performed in North America, Europe and Japan and his compositions have been published on a number of international labels. He lives in Estonia and works as a program coordinator for MoKS, a non-profit artist-run center.


Applications will open in the beginning of August.

Participation fee for the lab is 100€.

Limited recording equipment will be available so please bring your own.

Space limited to 10 participants


For further information please contact: Annika Sillander, coordinator, Art Factory Malakta,

E: T: +358 451894450


The Sound Field Lab is realized by Centre for Arts Promotion Ostrobothnian regional office and Art Factory MALAKTA with the support of Svenska kulturfonden.


Art Factory MALAKTA is a cultural centre set in an old dairy near Vaasa in Western Finland.