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Frederik De Clercq

Take existing sounds and work them up into electronic music

How do you create a piece of music using field recordings, or inspired by them? And if you don't have any money for samples or synthesisers, make them yourself!
At the Summer Academy we go out into the field (sometimes literally) to make sound recordings and become aware of the sounds around us. 
Once we have pricked up our ears and made the recordings, we explore the feelings or pictures that they call up inside ourselves, and consider what each sound can be used for.
We then use Ableton Live to turn the sounds into electronic music by means of sampling and sound processing. 
The focus in this workshop is on creating a piece of music, but if anyone wants it is also perfectly possible to work towards a live performance of these pieces.

Frederik De Clercq (1991) is a composer-musician and audiomaker. 
Since 2016 he has mainly worked as a freelance composer, songwriter and singer. 
His "instruments" include arrangements, beats, synthesisers, guitar and sound processing (sound effects, sound editing, field recordings etc.). He himself specialises in sound processing, synthesisers, samplers and creating unusual timbres to make soundtracks with a unique nature. In this way he injects his own quirks into the subject or work to which he contributes.