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9-12 sep | Oude Markt
______Dirty Electronics Workshop

John Richards is een pionier op het gebied van DIY en dirty electronics. Verbonden aan het Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester. Tijdens GOGBOT 2010 geeft hij een speciale workshop die een heel dagdeel duurt en waarin mensen hun eigen electronische instrument gaan maken. Tot slot wordt gezamenlijk opgetreden met de gebouwde apparaatjes. Aan de Dirty Electronics workshop kunnen slechts 25 mensen per dag deelnemen. Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich aanmelden via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Je ontvangt dan meer informatie over de exacte tijd en lokatie.

Explores performing with self-made instruments and the creation of interactive environments.


More about the Dirty Electronics Workshop

There would appear a backlash or reaction against the corporate hi-tech multi-nationals. The post-digital is characterised by a desire to subvert and challenge, what has become in many quarters, an acceptance of a digital hegemony. The influences of cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk seem to be spilling-over in to music; or perhaps just the essence of punk is re-emerging within certain music circles. A development and interest in what could be described as 'dirty electronics' has taken root. These are electronic instruments and working methods that are directly opposed to those of a mass produced digital culture and may include some of the following characteristics: designer trash (deliberately made to look beaten-up or broken), ugly, cheap, heavy, hand-made, designed to be handled or to come in contact with the body, ready-mades, hacked, bent, fedback and kitsch.
The workshop presents a number of key ideas relating to dirty electronics through the practical construction of a DIY electronic instrument from scratch, the Skull Etching. The Skull Etching combines etched artwork and electronics into a unique touch instrument. The electronics for the instrument utilise just one integrated
circuit (IC), yet the instrument features two oscillators, distortion, feedback network, filter and interference/hum/radio. Instant noise on a shoestring! The workshop culminates in a large group performance of pieces specially written for the Skull Etching. No knowledge of electronics or previous experience at building electronic musical devices is needed.

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+316 5583 0311

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