Campbient – 44 Hour Sound Art Residency in South King County

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Deadline: 7/1/2022
Event date: 9/8-11/2022

Campbient (ambient camping) is an annual weekend-long sound art residency that in September will bring together 22 participants for 44 hours to conceptualize, produce, and record two sound art compositions on-site at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park in Ravensdale. The residency includes sound-related workshops and creative activities and a start-to-finish audio production process with the results pressed in a limited run of vinyl LPs and distributed digitally. The residency is completely off the electrical grid, and all audio production and other activities are battery-powered.

Previous participants include a range of artists, writers, actors, conceptual thinkers, culture workers, and sound makers. Additionally, a special guest sound artist (to be announced) will be in attendance and will present their work.

Campbient takes place on public land of Coastal Salish heritage, straddling the natural and built environments. An awareness and respect for these socio-cultural, ecological, and historical characteristics, and their effect on the soundscape, are core values to having a successful creative and communal experience.Campbient is open to all creative thinkers and doers over the age of 21. The residency is invitational, based on application. Diversity of all kinds is encouraged, and there is no expectation or requirement of prior musicianship, audio production, or sound art experience by participants. Free to apply. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. If selected, there will be a campsite fee of no more than $50 USD, exact amount to be determined closer to time of event. There are no other expenses once on-site, and all meals are included.

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