Omar Estrada Workshop

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:30
Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts, NMPL Studio, 360 Freedom Way (across from Armouries)

The workshop is an introduction to Omar Estrada's methods and strategies using examples and hands-on exercises:

"We will look at the production of meaning, sound vs image and the importance of silence, referencing and deconstructing in order to make a point in visual/art strategies". (OE)

Workshop is open to SoCA Students only.

Omar Estrada is a Cuban visual artist who works with interdisciplinary installation, sound, video, interactivity, and narrative text. His artwork explores the tensions between Art, Science & Technology in the context of social structures, questioning the validity of political, cultural and knowledge approaches as absolute perceptions.

Since 1983, Estrada has had solo shows in Cuba, the Caribbean, South America and North America and has participated in group exhibitions in Cuba, France, Spain, Korea, Canada and the USA including the Havana Biennial and the Caribbean Biennial in Dominican Republic. Estrada received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. He has taught Art at the bachelor and master degree level for more than 20 years.
He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. 


Composer Desktop Project -Sound Loom (transformations)

Sound transformation Trevor Wishart

* timestretch or compression and its range
* segment density and its range
* segment size
* segment transposition and its range
* segment amplitude and its range
* segment splice-length
* segment spatial position
* segment spatial scatter and its range
* segment timing randomisation
* segment search-range in the source


Davinci Resolve






Sound search engine

Music beds


Internet Archives




Free Stock

Library of Congress:

American Memory collections

Internet Archives

Prelinger Archives

Public Domain

Well known youtube

More References

Sigi Torinus