Joey Zaurrini

Music & Sound
Specialities: Collage, Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Painting, Soundscapes, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

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Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Older adults

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I’m a Montreal-based composer, sound artist and designer who routinely incorporates drawings and painting into my work. I completed an undergrad in Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University. I am the recipient of the R. Murray Soundscape Award and have also received a Canada Graduate Scholarship and Michael Smith award for my research in sound studies.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Inspired by artists like Lynda Barry, Hildegard Westerkamp, Murray Schafer and Edward Gorey, my workshops honour different ways of experiencing the world and teach participants to share their inner experiences through field recording, journaling and sound-mapping. My approach is in building confidence and trust, and combines gentle teaching with pushing the boundaries of comfort zones: many participants feel at first quite awkward conducting field recordings, but by continuing to try, they end up leaving curious about their environments and with more confidence in their perceptions. This workshop is particularly suited for small groups, but can be adapted to larger ones as well.

Skills I’ll teach:
1. How to use a field recorder
2. How sound works
3. Listening techniques
4. Categorizations of sound based on acoustic ecology principles
5. Creating visual representations of sound
6. Visual journaling techniques


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