CT-SWaM & Eyebeam Present: Sound Happens in The Group! a workshop with Theremidi Orchestra

Use basic electronics to create your own instruments and sounds. Then perform live! The ten members of Theremidi Orchestra (TO) will guide and assist participants during a five-day, hands-on and theoretical workshop.

Art Exhibition previously on at Eyebeam in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 10 September 2014 to Monday 15 September 2014

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Participants will be acquainted with assembling two electronic sound devices and later provide sufficient knowledge on how to play them in noisy group improvisations.

The workshop will also provide a framework for aesthetic discussion, from how to improvise and work in a group and understanding the sound ranges of the instruments, to implications of collective feedback loops and concepts of social amplification. Then work collaboratively to develop the live performance.

Choose between following instrument* kits and then take it home with you:

Theremini // A basic theremin or hand proximity “instrument”, developed under the mentorship of Borut Savski (member of Cirkulacija 2, Ljubljana-based sound art collective) and the TO crew.

And choose from one of the following:

TouchTone // A small synthesizer gadget can be played directly with fingers on the PCB board. The boards design and functionality was developed by Borut Savski and adapted a bit by the TO crew.

MicroNoise // MicroNoise is another synthesizer gadget with photosensitive controls (light sensor – LDR) developed by Christoph Stähli and Marc Dusseiller from SGMK and adapted partially by the TO crew.

*Changes in electronic signals boosted by different interactions with the devices can produce various noisy and loud structures and/or beeping and wheezing. The devices respond to light, touch or disturbances in the electromagnetic field.

After assembling the instruments, the group will start playing together and develop a concept for the public performance on Monday, September 15th, 2014. Daniel Neumann, curator of CT-SWaM, will assist in developing ideas for spatialization of the multi-channel performance.