CLASS - October 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3-5pm PT / 6-8pm ET 

Body-Ody-Audio: How to Make Sensorial, Visceral Audio

Sound can turn us on, make us shiver, and deepen our breath. Kristina Loring knows that firsthand from her time as the Head of Audio at the most popular professional audio erotica studio in the world. This course challenges traditional storytelling conventions by guiding students to create audio experiences that prioritize sonic textures, embodied listening, and visceral emotional impact. 
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About this class

  • October 8, 16, 22 & 29, 2024. 
  • 3 - 5pm PT / 6-8pm ET
  • Virtual
  • 4 x 2 hour classes
  • $370 AIR members 
    $425 non-members
  • Payment plans available at checkout. 
Sound has the ability to change our mood, awaken our senses and conjure past memories and future fantasy. But it can also impact our body. It has the ability to turn us on, make us shiver, and cause our heart to race, our breathing to deepen.
This course challenges traditional storytelling conventions by guiding students to create audio experiences that prioritize sonic textures, embodied listening, and visceral emotional impact. Students will develop embodied production techniques, explore experimental sound design, and analyze and create works that evoke powerful physical responses. 

There are two homework assignments using concepts learned in the class, both of which will build your portfolio. 

In this class you will...

Develop embodied awareness:
Students will learn to use their bodies as creative and analytical tools in audio production and their daily creative practices.
Master non-linear storytelling: Students will break free from traditional narrative arcs, exploring alternative structures that amplify the unique, emotional aspects of a piece to convey meaning. 
Prioritize sound design: Learning from the work of experimental composers and field recordists, students will treat sound as a primary storytelling device, not just a supporting element.
Create embodied listener experiences: Students will practice new approaches to sound through two short, experimental assignments.

Key Takeaways

  • Inspired ways to approach your creative process
  • Techniques to create emotionally resonant work using your feeling body as a guiding tool
  • Knowledge of new narrative structures, immersive and interactive techniques to use in your work, and creative approaches from artists outside of audio
  • Students will also practice new approaches to sound through two short, experimental assignments

Who is this class for? 

This class is for both newish to audio or more established people looking to overcome creative blocks, liberate themselves from traditional storytelling techniques, and those who are ready to deepen their artistic daily practices. Through class assignments, students will create sound rich work that they can use in their portfolios and as experimental catalysts for larger work.  

This is for folks who feel they are trapped in their analytical mind and are looking to feel more embodied, in their body, and alive in their environment. This is for folks who want to make audio pieces that aren’t just consumed but deeply felt. For those feeling narrative ennui who want to feel enlivened and inspired. 
Meet the instructor

Kristina Loring

Kristina Loring is a story editor, sound artist, and audio producer, who works across genre and form to create media experiences that you feel in your body. She was the Head of Audio at Dipsea, a feminist audio erotica app, for four years. Before that, she created the interactive cooking show Cooking By Ear that invited listeners into the homes of celebrity guests to chat in the interstices of making a recipe.
Using hands-on installations and interactive performance to bring the audio to life, her work blends documentary-style interviews, field recordings, and fiction writing to foster connection, intimacy, and new emotional realms for listeners to explore. Her most recent interactive somatic sound performance ‘Punk Angels’ (2023) was performed live at the Four Chickens Art Gallery in San Francisco. Her sound installation, “Message in a Bottle,” (2021) was selected as part of the Sound Scene Festival in partnership with the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum. She's taught genre-bending narrative audio workshops to audiences in the Netherlands, Colombia, Italy and the U.S. 
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