[microsound-announce] Good Vibrations Workshop Music Hackspace Londonn
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Wed Aug 31 12:22:44 EDT 2016
JOHANN DIEDRICK WORKSHOP
‘NAKED EAR’ EXPLORING, RECORDING AND LISTENING
This workshop is for artists and researchers wanting to become more familiar with the potential of sound. Our focus will be on expanding our understanding of sound in an environment. This requires a basic vocabulary for talking about sound as a material, as well as the ability to make and use tools for investigating and manipulating sound for creative purposes.
GOOD VIBRATIONS: A MOBILE LISTENING KIT
Our frame of reference will be Good Vibrations, a mobile listening kit that allows “acoustic explorers” to find abandoned sounds in their environment. By using hand-made microphones and amplifiers, listeners can tune into the subtle vibrations that usually go unnoticed. The project encourages listeners to reimagine their sonic environment by playfully exploring the world through their ears.
MICROPHONES & AMPLIFIERS:
The workshop will introduce participants to the world of sound art, while providing techniques for making tools for creating these experiences. This will include the fabrication of hand-made microphones and amplifiers for use in installations, performances, and scientific research. The goal of the workshop is to take these tools into the field and use them for artistic investigation and public engagement.
The workshop will be about building an amplifier. The two main components are the LM386 and the LM358. We will be adding a headphone jack for headphones, a potentiometer for volume control, an LED to indicate power, a switch to turn the device on and off, a battery clip for a batter,y and a microphone jack to plug in a microphone. We will put the device inside of a wearable pouch so that participants can take the device outside with them and listening to sounds while walking around
Johann Diedrick makes installations, performances, and software that allow people to play with sound. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group exhibitions, conferences and festivals, including the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference in Daejeon and Seoul, Korea, the Invisible Places, Sounding Cities conference in Viseu, Portugal, and the Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Masters in Professional Studies at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, focusing on sound art. During time at ITP he was a researcher at the InterLab at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Yamaguchi, Japan. Afterwards he worked as an interactive software developer at Qosmo in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a software developer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
WHERE & WHEN:
Saturday, September 17
New River Studios
199 Eade Rd, London
London, N4 1DN United Kingdom
BOOKING IN ADVANCE HERE
The Music Hackspace programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
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