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Workshop on the collective construction of a sound system

We want to make a workshop on the collective construction of a sound system. The workshop aims to endow Abismal with its own sound system in order to use it in future events and promote self-learning within the electronic music and self-management scene in Madrid.

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WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE

We are throwing a workshop on the collective construction of a sound system. The objective of this workshop is to endow Abismal with its own sound system and it will be deployed in future events, such as parties, actions and further workshops. We will collectivize its use within the RCA Self-Managed Collectives Network. Workshop participants will be directly involved in the construction of the sound system. 

We want to promote self-learning among participants, provide useful techniques for self-management and to create a common space for experimentation and promotion of local electronic music initiatives.

The whole process of the workshop will be filmed and recorded on DVD, which will include useful resources such as lectures and schematics. When the sound system is finished, we will throw a presentation party.

This project serves as a continuation of “Escuela Subterránea” (Underground school), launched in 2012 as a platform for sharing knowledge in music production techniques and related activities. 

WE WILL USE THE MONEY FOR...

Collected money will be used to support workshop costs:

-Sound System Gear: If we collect 1300€, we will build a sound system between 1000W and 2000W. If we collect 2250€ we will build a sound system between 3000W and 5000W

-Space and tools rental

-Transport

-Workshop instructor honorariums

-Filming costs

-Presentation party costs

CALENDAR

If we collect enough money, the workshop will take place during the weekends between April 13 and May 5. Workshop participants will be “patrons” who support this crowdfunding with 100 € and Abismal members themselves.

Learning material will be published on Escuela Subterránea website.

Presentation party will take place sometime around May 15. “Patrons” will be notified two weeks in advance with the exact location of the party. DVD’s, drinks, schematics and drinks will be hand over on the presentation party.

WHO WE ARE

ABISMAL is a collective born in and for Madrid. As of today we are a heterogeneous group, about 50 people strong, each one with a different implication.

Abismal's structure is open to new members and functions through self-management, self-learning and self-financing.

Our project has a political and social vocation, we try to create our events in spaces that share a similiar approach, outside the corporate space.

So far we have thrown our parties and presentations in self-managed social centers, cultural associations and entities and other self-managed spaces such as la Tabacalera in lavapies, Casablanca, Vaciador 34, K.O.A.L.A., U.C.M. Fine Arts faculty, MS. Stubnitz in Hamburg and New Yorck im Bethanien in Berlin... we have participated in S.U.E.N.A. (cooperative on sound art, universitary sessions for the non conventional listening of audio), in "Comunes" radio program emitted in Radio Circulo about culture, free knowledge, and "Oscillation" (radio program about sound aberration, emitted by Radio Carcoma).

Our main objective is to be a meeting place to form a platform for new dance and experimental electronic music for the underground scene in Madrid. A meeting place that works as an experimenting ground and for the promotion of artists, djs and producers, from where we can create the foundations for actions that try to, where possible, abolish the consequences of cultural assimilation paradigms, gentrification and neoliberal policies in the local scene.

We believe that the creation of collective experiences inside this scene is essential, therefore strengthening its values and its underground culture, localising and networking those people who are building this new musical movement in Madrid.

MORE INFO

You can follow us in www.abismal.es

The whole proyect description and workshop content is avaliable (in spanish) in this document:
tallerdeconstruccioncolectivadeunsoundsystem.pdf

CONTRIBUTIONS

Contribute 5€

  • you will receive an email with the location and date of the inaugural party with two weeks of advance notice.

    • drink included with entry

Contribute 25€

WORKSHOP DVD

  • you will receive an email with the location and date of the inaugural party with two weeks of advance notice.

    • drink included with entry
    • DVD with all contents and footage from the workshop plus soundsystem schematics

Contribute 100€

WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE

  • you will receive an email with the location and date of the inaugural party with two weeks of advance notice.

    • drink included with entry
    • DVD with all contents and footage from the workshop plus soundsystem schematics
    • you will attend the workshop and learn the steps tho build the sound system
    • you will build ans test the sound system in practice

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#06 / Comunicado sobre nuestro crowdfunding

En primer lugar queremos agradecer a todas las personas que nos han dado su apoyo, tanto aportando al crowdfunding como difundiendolo, así como a quienes se han puesto en contacto con nosotrxs durante este tiempo. Estamos tremendamente contentos con los 495 euros que, según el verkami, hubiéramos recaudado hasta el día de hoy y queremos agradeceros la ayuda y el apoyo que nos habéis prestado hasta ahora, así como la implicación que habéis mostrado, también queremos agradecer a la plataforma verkami su soporte y difusión. Nos hace tremendamente felices que tantas personas quieran unirse a nosotros en este proyecto siendo parte activa del mismo.

Después de valorar la implicación de toda la gente y las opiniones que nos habéis hecho llegar, nos hemos reunido llegando a las siguientes conclusiones:

En primer lugar,… read more

#03 / Ya tenemos todo preparado. ¿Dónde?

Finalmente el taller se celebrará en El Eko, un Espacio Sociocultural Liberado y Autogestionado, sede de la Universidad Popular de Carabanchel donde llevaremos a cabo las clases y la construcción del sound system durante varios fines de semana entre abril y mayo.

La fiesta de inauguración, como siempre es sorpresa, te llegará un mensaje con la ubicación dos semanas antes si has colaborado con el proyecto.

#01 / Saludos!

Desde Abismal hemos comenzado a promover a tope nuestro crowdfunding, hasta hoy, hemos estado organizando lo que ha sido nuestro primer evento tras casi ocho meses sin actividad.

La reconstrucción fue increíble, una experiencia ritual para las personas que allí estuvimos. Además, la recaudación de la fiesta va a ser parte de la colaboración en el crowdfunding por parte de la tribu (más de 300 euros).

Desde entonces, hemos contado nuestro proyecto en sitios como el programa de radio Barrio canino de Ágora Sol, en clubbingspain o en el festival Extramuros de Autoplacer en el Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (podéis escuchar y consultar todo lo que sucedió en sus blogs).

Nos quedan dos semanas: en este tiempo pedimos el máximo de colaboración a las personas que forman parte de la experiencia abismal o que han vivido el vértigo de nuestras fiestas y quieren repetirlo.

Seguimos contándoos noticias y detalles del proyecto en el blog y en la web de Escuela Subterránearead more

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