Composition for Gaming + Recording Tips

  • August 31, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Folk School of Fayetteville

    207 West Center Street
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Ticket Price $10.00-$15.00 Register Now

What will you learn from this workshop?

- How to Communication and Collaboration with designers/developers of games

- How to build a theme

- Core concepts of composing

- How to use .daw fundamentals 

- Discover YOUR sound and how to lean into emotions surrounding sound

- When to follow/break rules in sound design


About the workshop leader:

"Derek Weiand is a multi-instrumentalist with an emphasis on drums, piano, synth, and classical percussion. Derek loves to compose, produce, and collaborate with other artists.  He has written soundtracks for multiple video games, dance companies, and composed scores for short films.  Derek is passionate about the ensembles he plays drums and keys in such as Sloeth'n Steady, Ashtyn Barbaree and The Barbarians, Kodak Connection, and his solo project Sunthroo. Derek likes to spend his down time playing video games, watching anime, and going to the cinema with friends. 
Fun fact: Derek is ranked 9th in the world on Rock Band and his favorite candy is Almond Joy."

Date & Time

Sat, Aug 31, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Folk School of Fayetteville

207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 Folk School of Fayetteville
Folk School of Fayetteville

FOLK SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE is a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization popularly known as Fayetteville Roots. 
For over a 13 years we have carried out our mission to connnect community through music and food. Over that time we have fostered concerts & community/educational events in Northwest Arkansas. We believe in our music community and strive to create opportunies for connections and learning. 

In 2022 one of our signature events, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, was paused. 2023 brings a new chapter and a new location for our organization. The Folk School of Fayetteville, located in the historic Walker Stone House near the Fayetteville Square, will open in late Spring 2023 with space for lessons, classes, workshops, jams, and more.

What is a Folk School and why do you need to know about it?
Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.     Folk Schools create an environment that encourages People teaching People, rather than a classical education approach of Professor and Student.

Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  Folk School is open to all genres, identities, and cultures, and is excited to host music that is as dynamic and varied as our community.

Folk School of Fayetteville is buit on the body of work (13 years) of Fayetteville Roots Festival, and is fostered on many of its guiding principles:
Create opportunities for our music community
Support and present multivaried music genres, identities, & cultures
Commitment to free & low-cost community learning
Creative re-use of existing urban spaces
Collaboration with the community & music/arts organizations
Low waste & low impact sustainable events

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