Soundtext Weekender

Soundtext Weekender

An immersive weekender of sound experimentation and text generation.

*In line with current government advice, this course is currently being rescheduled, as is most of our face-to-face programme. Please keep an eye on this page and our newsletter for announcements as to when it will be rescheduled for, or contact us at [email protected] if you have any other questions or concerns.*

This course presents an exciting opportunity to work with sound artist, poet, drummer, and workshop facilitator Antosh Wojcik to explore ways of incorporating audio in your poetic practice. You’ll get to try out different kinds of audio equipment, samplers, and editing software – under the expert direction of the tutor – and takeover the whole of the Poetry School to build a space of audio-generation, cross pollination, and creative experimentation.

Over the weekend you’ll play with making new text from sound and new sound pieces from text, in an attempt to fuse mediums and create new possibilities for your poetic work. This weekender will focus on recording techniques and manipulations, sharpening your ability to listen and encouraging ways of playing with both sound and text to create dynamic and innovative new work, pushing your creative practice into exciting new places. This will culminate in a ‘soundtext’ – a recorded piece of our collaborative audio art attempts.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

A 10% discount is available to residents local to the Poetry School (anyone currently living in Rotherhithe, Riverside, Surrey Docks, South Bermondsey, Grange or Livesey).
Please contact [email protected] for further information.
Image Credit: Llorenç Barber

About Antosh Wojcik View Profile

Antosh Wojcik is a poet, drummer, and sound artist. His solo performance piece How To Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia combines drumming & spoken word to explore the effects of vascular dementia and is produced by Penned In The Margins. The piece debuted at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe ’18 and has toured the UK and internationally throughout 2019 with support from Arts Council England.

‘Poetry School has encouraged me to keep learning and trying things out. I feel I have written more interesting poems as a result of Poetry School courses and being elderly it has helped to keep me in touch with a younger generation of poets with new approaches.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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