[microsound-announce] Reminder: Workshop in Munich. May 5-9 2009. Coils Magnets Music with Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver
natabor at aa-vv.org
Tue Apr 7 03:55:16 EDT 2009
Last few places available at the 'Miraculous Agitation' Workshop
Coils, Magnets, Music with Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver(UK).
Registration by April 15 2009: http://www.aa-vv.org/?av_02010101
Drawing the hidden music out of everyday objects. Coils are the very soul
of electronic music. The Victorians made jump, Jimi Hendrix made them howl
and this workshop hopes to make them sing. It guides participants in
creating and using electro-magnetic forces to create a type of
'acoustically synthesized' music from salvaged metal objects. We will
explore how any object can be turned into a loud speaker and how the
principal of feedback can make these objects vibrate with sound.
The aim of the workshop is to get the participants quickly to the point
where they have two adaptable instruments (a cracklebox and essential a DIY
ebow to be focused on using these tools to pull out a wide soundscape from
discarded objects. Each participant would be an 'island of sound' in the
space, surrounded by the junk that they were using for their newly
constructed instruments to transform into a harmonic sound environment!
Dan Wilson is a composer, instrument builder and sound designer from
Hertfordshire with a BA and MA in Sonic Art, whose interests lie
primarily in the use of electromagnetic agitation in new instrument design.
He is also a keen practitioner and theorist of mediadropping the
act of leaving homemade tapes or CDs in public places for people to find.
He was awarded the 2007 Arts Foundation electroacoustic composition
fellowship (nominated by the Ed Baxter of the LMC) which led to a
performance of his electromagnetic work 'Corrosion Suite' at the Tate
Modern in June that year. He has been featured in The Wire on numerous
occasions, in Unknown Public, in Nic Collins' book 'Handmade Electronic
Music', and in the groundbreaking 365 Days Project MP3 series on Ubuweb.
He is a performer in the electroacoustic improve quartet
Chris Weaver is a composer and experimentalist, laptop and electronics
improviser from London. When not manning the helm at London's
Resonance104.4FM, he can be found alongside vocalist KJ Grant in
their frequent duo and sporadic guest-lead trios.
Occasionally he also turns up twanging rubber bands and
and playing circuit bent casios in the group, Oscillatory Binnnage.
Further details: http://www.aa-vv.org/?av_0201
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