Registration open for Hollow Earth Radio youth field audio recording classes

Registration is now open for Hollow Earth Radio‘s May Field Recording Class. The class, open to youth ages 10-14, will teach students how to use field audio recording equipment, and sounds gathered during the class field trips will be used to create a sound collage. The results will be aired on Hollow Earth’s Internet-based radio station.

From Hollow Earth Radio:

Hollow Earth Radio will facilitate a 4-session field recording class for middle school youth (ages 10-14) on May 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sundays from 4-6pm) at Hollow Earth Radio studio (2018-A East Union St in Seattle). The registration fee is $50, and there are a few scholarships available. To register for this class, email [email protected] or call 206-588-5437 by April 22nd. Register soon as this class will fill up fast!

Field Recording Class Overview:

May 1 – 4-6pm: We will define field recording, expose youth to range of field recording equipment for experimentation, introduce activities that hone listening skills, and listen to professional, amateur and student produced field recordings.

May 8 – 4-6pm This class will explore nature field recordings with a field trip in the neighborhood to capture nature sounds. Handheld field recorders will be used, and field recording tips will be taught for outdoor sound recording.

May 15 – 4-6pm This class will explore musical field recording by learning about various microphones and live recording techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to work with and record local musicians.

May 22 – 4-6pm This class will teach beginner audio editing skills. A collage of sounds collected from these classes will be presented to parents at the end of the session and will be aired on Hollow Earth Radio

Hollow Earth Radio is the Pacific Northwest’s freeform online radio station that presents a forum for underrepresented music, sounds and perspectives. We support the local music community in Seattle, King County, Washington state, and the larger Pacific Northwest by focusing on found sound, field recordings, forgotten music, local musicians, bedroom recordings, low-fi demos, dreams, storytelling, and things that feel real. For more information, go to

This class was made possible by a grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Youth Arts grant.

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