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The Apprehension Engine Workshop

September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



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Apprehension Engine Workshop with Mark Korven and Tony Duggan-Smith, co-creators of The Apprehension Engine

Saturday September 16, 2-3:30pm, FREE

This workshop is free of charge and accessible to the public. Seating is limited and registration is recommended.

Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph

When Canadian movie composer Mark Korven wanted to craft dark sounds for horror movie film scores, he realized the acoustic instrument he needed didn’t exist. Consequently, to conjure up breathtaking moments of suspension, Mark teamed up with Tony Duggan-Smith, a renowned guitar designer and builder. Through their conversations and collaborations, Tony Duggan-Smith fashioned a one-of-a-kind instrument dubbed the Apprehension Engine. As a sonic palate, this original instrument incorporates bowed, plucked, and struck devices to generate ambient interludes and effects.

As Mark Korven says, “With an instrument like this, the goal is to produce sounds that are disturbing.”

The focus of this afternoon workshop is to showcase The Apprehension Engine live with Mark as composer and Tony as builder. Participants will get to hear, first hand, an unprecedented instrument that expresses evocative sounds that stir up the emotions. Mark will share the application of intense sonic textures in film composition. The session will be interactive with ample opportunity to ask questions.


September 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




46 Essex Street
Guelph, ON N1H3K8 Canada