30.10 > 02.11.2023 | Workshop Matières sonores – Alain Wergifosse (Be) | Espace Ockeghem (Saint-Ghislain)

30.10 > 02.11.2023 | Workshop Matières sonores – Alain Wergifosse (Be) | Espace Ockeghem (Saint-Ghislain)

Sound, visual and multimedia artist Alain Wergifosse invites young and old to spend a few days of creative experimentation around sound in all its electronic and experimental dimensions.

It proposes to amplify the hidden sound of everyday objects, to make musical instruments sound differently (with particular attention to the most damaged), even if the participants do not have musical training.

This workshop, open to all, is a fun introduction to the basics of sound allowing you to discover a range of possible treatments with electronic and computer tools: effects, the basis of sound synthesis, feedback, voice processing, transformation light into sound, electromagnetic waves, radio noise…

Participants can also experiment with the possibilities of the “Resonant Table” that Alain Wergifosse uses to create audio materials for his new “MATERIA” project. With a few objects and instruments brought by the participants to then be modified, everyone can take part in a joyful collective improvisation.

Alain Wergifosse (Be)

Insatiable explorer of sound, image and the media since the 1980s, Alain Wergifosse amplifies all kinds of resonant objects and specializes in the electronic processing of feedback to achieve his organic compositions and improvisations. He has traveled the world solo and with various groups and collective projects (Obmuz, Macromassa, SpecOp, Colectivo Anatomic among others).

From his base in Barcelona, he composed, during ten years, the music and sound interactions of the shows Marcel lí Antúnez (ex La Fura dels Baus) and he collaborated with many artists of the experimental musical scene ( Zbigniew Karkowski, Cluster, Jaki Liebezeit, Francisco Lopez, Nad Spiro, Eli Gras,…) and actively participated in various adventurous initiatives in Spain and internationally.

In recent years, returning to Belgium, he has developed his visual work and produced immersive and interactive installations, self-generative videos, microscopies and other materialist compositions presented in several festivals and international events (City Sonic, MEM, Kikk, Semaine du son, Simultan, Transnumeriques, Pléiades, Zone Libre…).