EYESPEAK is excited to present a 3-session hands-on workshop exploring recording and editing sound with Zach Poff.  The first session will introduce students to field recording and basic sound & recording vocabularies. Using the sound captured in the first session, the subsequent two sessions will introduce sound editing and design using the program Reaper, as well as basic mixing and advanced techniques such as equalization, compression, delay, pitch and time manipulation to creative effect.

Grad Lab at Hunter (HN 544)
Sunday March 19th from 2-6 PM – Sound recording session
Saturday April 8th & Sunday April 9th from 2-5 PM – Editing sessions.

Zach Poff is a New York area digital media artist, educator, and maker-of-things. Through his artwork, teaching, and software he examines the tremendous opportunities and challenges that arise from the translation of our experiences into “information”. His recent work has been focused on how traditional broadcasting reverberates into digital media and influences notions of an emerging post-broadcast discourse.

He currently teaches Sound Art at Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. He has taught media theory, video art, and digital photography at Bennington College and Cooper Union Continuing Education.

In 2015 he received a commission from Wave Farm Transmission Arts in Acra NY, to create Pond Station, a long-term site-specific transmission sculpture.

He has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), and Wave Farm (2009). His work has been shown in the U.S. and internationally at venues including the 2013 Portland Biennial, ISEA 2008 (Singapore), Art Interactive, Artists Space, The Stonington Opera House, Hallwalls Art Center, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, and Polli Talu Art Center (Estonia).

He was a member of MAP Intermedia, a group that combined dance, video and sound work in a collaborative environment that challenged the traditions of authorship within the performing arts.

His sound-design credits include Walid Raad’s performance/video My Neck is Thinner than a Hair, Lynn Sachs’ documentaries States of Unbelonging and Investigation of a Flame, (Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival), Hollie Lavenstein’s CLEAVE, (Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at The Ann Arbor Film Festival).


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