„we provide the space and a sample, you bring your tools or instruments. everyone builds a track within two hours regardless of genre, aesthetics or technique. all are welcome to craft and listen – again, it’s as simple as that.“
05.08.2021 – 18:00-23:00
Stadtwerkstatt & Dorf-TV
www.stwst.at – www.dorftv.at
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dear all, we CHANGED our SETINGS AGAIN and adapted to these new conditions we all face. a good way to cope is still to cooperate with each other – therefore we’re happy to prolong our collaboration with the lovely people of DORF-TV! that being said, our brand new schedule regarding the continuation of the SECOND SEASON „Sample As That“ reads as follows:
18:00 – 18:30 … SET UP
Find your space within STWST and set up your equipment.
18:30 – 19:00 … GET THE SAMPLE
We’ll share a curated and handpicked sample beforehand via USB-STICK as well as via DOWNLOAD-LINK in the FB-EVENT!
19:00 – 21:00 … SAMPLING
You’re welcome to work for up to 2 hours on your music/sound by using bits and pieces of the provided track – after this period, YOU’LL UPLOAD your contributions ONTO AN OWNCLOUD-FOLDER or hand it in via USB-STICK. Please be sure to name your track accordingly. [ „ProducerName_TrackTitle.wav“ so we can address you properly during the listening session!!! ] DEADLINE is at 21:30, so please make sure that we have your tack by that time!
21:00 – 23:00 … TV-SHOW & LISTENING SESSION
We start into the show with impressions of the participants, as well as interviews by our host ELIOT and after we got all tracks/files, we’ll be listening together to each contribution at the STWST and live via DORF-TV one after the other. [ Please let us know if you don’t want your track to be played or streamed! ] During the tv-stream we provide context to all tracks and the event itself – thus giving insight in the curated sample, the curator and the participants; as well as giving attention and focus to each production, and applause respectively, as usual!
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„Sample As That – FAQ“
An art form with its beginnings dating back to the French avant-garde of the 1940s and connecting through its ancestral chart all kinds of music styles and aesthetics – from the BBC radiophonic workshops, Jamaican dub pioneers, hip hop originators and progressive psychedelic rock, to industrial and plunderphonics as well. Taking pre-existing media and reusing it in a genuine way to create something new – it’s as simple as that.
Being the little sister of Berlin’s infamous „Sample Science“ events at Café Wendel, it borrows the basic frameworks from ELIOT’s experiences within these sessions – being mostly the time frame and its social settings; namely a mutual respect for all colleagues, levels of experiences, musical genres and overall aesthetics! And of course the aim to gather different creative people in a public but casual location to cherish the art of sampling and therefore making it visible. Basically it’s a community event for doing music in a shared environment – it’s as simple as that.
Linz’ very own STWST is providing the basis for these gatherings – not only through shelter and by hosting the events, but also by being the pinpoint for our samples themselves. All samples we’ll draw from, will be connected to this location and thus to the very individuals who perform(ed) music throughout the years. Those musicians, DJs and acts of all sorts will be curating and picking samples for us to work with – it’s as simple as that.
Since we had to change the initial concept, we had a rough time to find a proper way of listening to all contributions together, or having a conversation respectively! So we reached out to find shared expertise within Linz‘ creative media community and found ourselfs pitching ideas with the DORF-TV crew, coming up with this new format of a tv-show – it’s as simple as that.