Field recorder in hand, Al learned how to critically listen to a space – from dissecting individual ambient sounds to understanding how they harmonize together to create the individual sound of a space.
MNEMONIC FISSURE: Wound, toxicity, aurality, allopoiesis, animal-machine, pressure, simulation, resonance, receptacle, impulse. By Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
An interview with Persian hip hop producer and MC, Alexie Ivanovich, on her debut album release of instrumentals, “Jolfa”, her life in Iran and time studying at the UPA. By Deniz Ataman.
HoneyChild Coleman and Raz Mesinai (Badawi, Ghost Producer, Sub Dub) release the original ROIR demo on UPA recordings.
Psy Co was a New York City based DIY cassette production crew founded in 1989 by prolific producer Raz Mesinai (Ghost Producer, Badawi, Sub Dub).
Part of our artists on artists series, HPrizm interviews Philadelphian curator, performance artist and creative director Raoof aka TR7
Part of our artists on artists series, Raz Mesinai delves into the murky sonic depths of Daleks “Meditations” series on Bandcamp.
The science behind sound is well understood and concrete: a series of perceptible and imperceptible vibrations stimulate nerve endings in our primary auditory cortex to create sound we can perceive.
For international women’s day, the UPA is proud to deliver a mix of some of the most powerful female rappers and producers taking Hip Hop by storm in Iran.
“Don’t make a sound”? Ironically, one of the most effective ways to sneak into a computer system is by making a sound.
To open the “third ear”, as she called it, all of these components had to be exact to her specifications, without compromise.
UPA alumni and upcoming DJ’s DJ, Sabine Blaizin is blazing through New York city’s nightclubs, bringing the African diaspora to the masses in the form of addictive and soulful dance music.
The sound designer shares her unique journey through sound design for children’s media and education.
The pioneers behind Portland based label ZamZam talk about keeping dub music alive and on schedule.
Ed will be a lecturer on audio enhancement at this year’s UPA Sound Design Career Development Program.
Four mind bending send effects in a Live Set. Created by Ghost Producer and ready for battle.
Todd Krupa will deliver an online, live streaming lesson taking psuedo random triggers made in Reaktor through an awesome pair of analog modules courtesy of the man behind Folktek – Arius Blaze.
GAT particularly excels at drippy, elastic noises that ramp up and fit between stronger beats, creating ‘syrup’ in the rhythm.
A remake from the bottom up of the popular Max for Live LFO. Includes enhanced randomization, Sample & Hold, and GUI improvements.
A specific workflow from Todd Krupa, underscoring the similarity between Synthesis and Sampling methods.
Tracing the signal flow commonly found in Synthesizers, to get an overview of how to study them.
Raz Mesinai demonstrating extended manipulations for acoustic piano. Digital deconstruction ensues.