The biennial workshop of the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group Inc (AWSRG) will be held for the first time in Western Australia from 18th to 23rd September 2011 at the Wellington Lodge and Conference Centre, Wellington Mills.
It immediately follows on from the 2011 TOTALLY HUGE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONFERENCE Perth, Western Australia (16 – 18 September http://www.tura.com.au/node/80 — now a broken link)
The Timetable: A beginners course for field recording and for editing will be available at the Workshop, as well as several guest speakers who will discuss more technical aspects of recording. If you would like to learn a little or a lot about recording wildlife sounds, and the subsequent computer editing process, please come along to our week-long Workshop, or come even for a few days.
The Venue: http://www.wfccc.com.au The Centre is in the tranquil setting within the Wellington National Park, and is surrounded by Marri and Jarrah forest. Birds are abundant with several endemics residing there. A dam, and creek that run through the Centre have abundant frog populations. Tame magpies and kangaroos wander the grassed area. Despite its tranquil setting the Centre is close to facilities. It is about half an hour’s drive east of Bunbury, and is close to other centres such as Collie. There are a number of attractions nearby, such as craft outlets and wineries.
Wildflowers are also a feature throughout the southwest of Western Australia at this time of the year, and the northern half of Western Australia has had good rains and bird breeding this summer.
Accommodation: There are 8 self-contained cottages which have a rustic charm to them. They have been renovated recently, and each has three rooms. Each cottage can accommodate up to 8 people.
Cost: The week will be fully catered for, and will include breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, and dinner. The cost is still to be finalized but at this stage it will be approximately $380 to $430 per person per week, or $95 per person for over-night stays.
The group: AWSRG http://www.awsrg.org.au* is an enthusiastic group of people of all ages who enjoy recording wildlife sounds, mainly frogs, birds and insects. Australia’s best wildlife recordists are in the Group, It includes professional and enthusiastic amateur recordists – those who love recording animals in the bush, and those who enjoy cleaning up (editing) their calls on a computer. Some members like the sweet, unaltered calls of Nature, others like to blend them with music or use them to create contemporary sound art. Some members listen to their calls for pleasure, others use them for biological research.
All enquiries welcome
*sadly the website is down as of 2012