‚„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 – it’s as simple as that.“
STWST CLUB – Stadtwerkstatt, Linz
18:00 – 19:00 Welcome & Set-Up
Come by at the Servus Clubraum, find your space and set-up your gear you’d need in order to craft a track. We’ll gonna have a curator for the sample, providing context and the file itself – after that, we’ll be listening to the whole sample together and hand it around to all participants.
19:00 – 21:00 Sampling & Crafting
You’re welcome to work for up to 2 hours on your music/sound by using bits and pieces of the provided sample – after this period, we’ll collect all contributions onto a usb-stick. Please be sure to name your track accordingly.
21:00 – 22:00 Listening & Fade-Out
After we got all tracks/files, we’ll be listening together to each contribution one after the other – giving attention and focus to each one of them, and applause respectively! Following an optional second round of listening and the chance to exchange and chat about the heard.
„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 Stadtwerkstattt 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.