Workshopseminar & Konzert
Fr 3.2. bis Mo 6.2.2017 ganztägig
Beginn: Fr. 3.2. 14:00 gr. Studio, EG,HfG
Anmeldung unter: firstname.lastname@example.org
*bring old(pre 2000) radios/electric-toys/electric-instruments to hack*
Assuming no technical background whatsoever, this workshop guides the participants through a series of sound-producing electronic construction projects, from making simple contact microphones to building circuits from scratch. The emphasis is on constructing inexpensive but versatile electronic tools that fill the gaps in computer-centric music production, in particular: alternative microphones for creative sound recording and amplification, and performable electronic instruments that have the tactile quality of conventional acoustic ones. The projects covered can include:
• Miking and coil pickups
• A basic monitor amplifier
• Circuit Bending
• Transforming a radio into a poor-man’s Cracklebox
• Oscillators controlled by potentiometers, light sensors,
skin conductivity, pencil drawings, fruit, etc.
• Analog signal processors
New York born and raised, he spent most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide.