FAMU OpenEye2009

video / instalace / sound-art / expanded media / performance / experimentální hudba / média / společnost

Douglas Henderson / Multi-channel Sound Installation Workshop

Nov 27-29, Gallery Tranzit/Display Dittrichova 9/337, 120 00 Praha 2

Workshop in english

Workshop on preparing and presenting audio material for multi-channel presentation in a cinematic context.


Friday 27: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:00
Class in EQ, dynamics, sound matching treatment, dialogue conventions.
Spatialization concepts and tricks illustrated with examples from Doug's own works.

Saturday 28: 14:00-18:00
Continue objects in space class, w/ working with LE systems, Ableton and programs without dedicated multichannel control. Work with sounds on students timeline for presentation.

Sunday 29: 14-18:00
Preparation of final project including spatialization, mastering & public presentation.


Born in 1960, Douglas Henderson studied music composition and theory with Milton Babbitt, Elie Yarden and J.K. Randall. He received his Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 1991, his M.A. from Princeton in 1985 and his B.A. in Music from Bard College in 1982. He previously chaired the Sound Art Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and now works and lives in Berlin and Brooklyn. Currently represented by Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin), he was a guest of the DAAD Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm in 2007, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2007 Recipient. He received a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation MAP Award, shared one with with Luis Lara Malvacias in 2005 and was awarded a 1998 “Bessie” (New York Dance and Performance Award). Performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, daadgalerie, Art in General, ArtForum Berlin, Artefiera Bologna, The Kitchen, Diapason Gallery and Dance Theater Workshop have enjoyed the support of grants from Meet The Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Creative Time, and the New York State Council for the Arts, and his compositions have been included in numerous international festivals from New Music America in New York to the Seoul International Festival of Computer Music in South Korea. He has been composing, performing and building in New York City and internationally for more than 24 years with a variety of artists and musicians, including John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Jude Tallichet, Kristin Lucas and David Scher. He has composed extensively for modern dance choreographers such as Meg Stuart, Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Jennifer Monson and Yvonne Meier, as well as for Ricochet Dance (London, UK) Phoenix Dance Theatre (Leeds, UK) and Wildadance (DK). He has toured extensively in the U.S. and in Europe performing original work and in the 1990’s with experimental punk/noise bands Spongehead and Krackhouse.


Projekt OpenEye2009 je realizován v Centru audiovizuálních studií FAMU, za podpory Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy.