[Microsound-announce] xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance @ Club Transmediale

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Mon Dec 17 20:03:39 EST 2007

xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance
29 Janaury - 2 February 2008
Club Transmediale
Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin

xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance presents a series of constructivist
workshops specially programmed for the ClubTransmediale 2008 festival,
emphasising making and connection within the field of the existent.
Workshops are led by international, field-expert practitioners,
extending over realms of environmental code, noise, signal transmission,
reception, and electromysticism. The workshops will utilise household
materials and chemistry, readily-available electronics components, free
software and the GNU toolbase.

Over the course of five days, participants will have the opportunity to
construct a set of various electronic audiovisual artifacts (being
either code or hardware) with which a final presentation/performance
will be made. In learning how to create complex sound and image
generators from the most basic elements, the participants will explore
liminal electronic experiences and intriguing phenomena where
carefully-engineered borders and parameters are twisted and
transgressed, producing unexpected results in performance.

29.1. NOISE_PRODUCE by Martin Howse (UK) & Martin Kunetz (DE)
30.1. ONE BIT MUSIC by Frederik Olofsson (SE)
31.1. DIGITAL THEREMIN WORKSHOP by Andrei Smirnov (RU) & Derek Holzer
01.2. CHAOS IN NODES AND NETWORKS by Jessica Rylan (US)
02.2. BASTARD NATURES by Alejandra Nuñes Perez (CL)

The series takes inspiration from and continues the development of the
(semi)weekly xxxxx workshops held at the Pickled Feet space in Berlin
over the last year. It is supported by Arduino.

"...in the good old days of Shannon's mathematical theory of
information, the maximum of information coincided strangely with maximal
unpredictability or noise..." [Friedrich Kittler: There is no software]

Engineers and scientists are concerned with prediction and thus
predictability. Inside black-boxed apparatus the faint markings of
tolerance, deviations from a predictable scenario towards the encryption
of noise, can well be observed by the wily artist. Technology is thus
exposed as a material expressing a certain chaos, pure noise of all
voices. In return, materiality and an artistic concern with the matter
of technology allows for the entry of the unpredictable, environmental
noise within an otherwise closed circuit or economy.

xxxxx-workshops is open to anyone, from novice to experienced electronic
artist. The workshops will be held in English. You can register for
single workshops or for the whole series. In addition to the actual
daily workshops, a free open work-area gives everyone opportunity to
pursue projects begun in one of the workshops over the course of five
days. The registration fee for a single workshop is 10.- EUR, the fee
for the series of all five workshops is 30.- EUR.

For descriptions of the workshops and workshop leaders go to:

You can register till January 14, 2008, by sending an email to:
xxxxx at clubtransmediale.de

Please don't forget to indicate which of the workshops you wish to attend.

xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance is curated by Martin Howse and Derek
Holzer, and produced by Jan Rolf and Anke Eckhardt for Club Transmediale.

derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl ::: http://blog.myspace.com/macumbista
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