Want to learn how to design sound for the theatre, play to a crowd or just your own enjoyment?
As soon as you hear the word music, or even when a song starts playing, a memory is ignited and senses are stirred. Music means so many things… it can be a trigger, connection, nostalgia, escapism or pure expression.
Since putting together mix-tapes (on cassettes in the 70’s) for his friends, local resident and guest facilitator for Raconteurs, Pob Sellors has always loved the connection and affinity that music brings. Honed his skills of DJing and playing to an audience for more than two decades, for Pob music is an exciting form of artistic expression. He’s played at thousands at festivals and even his kids’ school discos.
Music has been a very important part of Pob’s life, who was lucky enough to have had a portable record player in his bedroom from an early age. He now plays music for the love, for the experience, as a craft and now through the Raconteurs project… to educate.
Music Play Workshop
To assist participants to get acquainted with their tech and music of choice, Pob will facilitate four, 3 hour workshops throughout the Raconteurs program called ‘Music Play’. He will discuss what music means to you (the participant) and describe how he gains connection and trust with an audience. He’ll work individually with the participant and the music and technology you want to work with. Each participant will aim to create a 10-15 minute recording and discover how that will ‘look’ as an aural landscape. This will be played to the group to gauge reaction.
Music has a powerful quality with the ability to enhance drama or exhilaration. The engagement I experience when playing music to an audience has always thrilled me, be it on the radio, at a festival gig in front of thousands or at my son’s primary school discos. Gaining a connection with few or many through music is a craft I’ve honed for over 20 years and I’d love to pass it on to anyone at any age who is passionate about music. Whether it be creating an abstract ambient soundscape, compiling an arrangement of rock ’n roll through the ages or creating a soundtrack to dance to with your friends, let’s see what we come up with. Pob Sellers
When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm on Thursday 16 & Friday 17 Nov and Thursday 23 & Friday 24 Nov 2017.
Where: Thursday 16 & Friday 17 Nov @ Byron Youth Activity Centre (BYAC), 1 Gilmore Cres, Byron Bay NSW 2481; and Thursday 23 & Friday 24 Nov @ The Raconteurs Hub | Byron Bay Scout Hall, 28 Tennyson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481.
Who: This workshop is open to anyone of any age interested in designing sound.
Places limited to 10 people.
Workshop Pass (Pink): $120 full | $100 concession (12 hrs contact).
Both venues are accessible.
Photo: Mark Akasha
Pob Sellers has made a living through food & music for years, indulging others & himself in sensual experiences. He loves a captivating environment that’s comfortable but can also inspire & at times even educate.
As a DJ he has played music to thousands of listeners at festivals, clubs, street parties, restaurants, weddings, cafes, schools, galleries, even an airport and loves the challenge of engaging with people in a shared space.
He has had regular slot on BayFM Radio – ‘Sonic Rotation’ on Friday nights from 8-10pm for over 15 years and feels that even when the audience isn’t tangible, the feeling of creating an aural soundtrack is incredibly satisfying.
Over the past few years Pob has been broadening his taste in music & playing a larger range of events. From the local public school disco, a Grease themed party to a 1940’s New York Jazz gathering.
More about ‘Raconteurs’
Dance Integrated Australia’s latest project, ‘Raconteurs’ brings together local and international guest artists working across disciplines in a workshop program based in the heart of Byron Bay, on the NSW North Coast from 14 – 24 November 2017.
‘Raconteurs’ is a 2-week creative intensive of writing, story telling and journeying, dance/theatre, improvisation and choreography, music and sound design, street performance and multimedia. The project engages local and visiting international artists and welcomes participants with diverse background and life experience.
Contact & Registration
For media inquiries, telephone / text Dance Integrated Australia’s Project & Communications Manager, Sean Campbell on +61 432 714 534 or email.
The Raconteurs project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Critical Path, Arts Northern Rivers and Byron Bay Scouts. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.
Main Photo: Mark Akasha