The RAIQ is pleased to offer the “Writing by Ear” training with Simon Brown to be held at Sporobole at 74 Albert Street, Sherbrooke on February 25, 2017.

“WRITING BY EAR”, facilitated by Simon BROWN, focuses on the notions of sound and language. Despite appearances, they are not exactly strangers – language is first and foremost a product of orality, the original practice of sound creation. Sound and text would thus be rather cousins who do not often speak to each other. Despite this apparent distance, a renewed, open and sometimes surprising dialogue is possible.

This workshop aims to find ways to write around sound, whether the final result belongs to storytelling, experimental literature, or art theory. This research will be done through the creation of a new space of “cousinhood”, where sound and text can come together, through practical exercises and collective reflections fed by perspectives from many disciplines: ethnology, exploratory writing, sound art and performance.


Cost: $75.00
Duration: 7 hours, 10 am to 6 pm
Number of participants accepted: 8
Location: Sporobole, 74 Albert Street, Sherbrooke

** For this workshop, participants living outside of Sherbrooke may be entitled to a reimbursement of travel expenses, upon prior agreement.

To register, please contact us by email at or by phone at 514-868-8011.

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