[PD] [PD-announce] 3-day workshop for building sound generators/ Winfried Ritsch & Gert-Jan Prins

sh / Gerda Strobl strobl at steirischerherbst.at
Tue Jun 17 10:30:03 CEST 2008

Dear colleagues,

Please find enclosed information about the DIY: Do It Yourself !  
workshop within the steirischer herbst festival.
Best regards,

Gerda Strobl

Apologies for multiple posting!
DIY: Do It Yourself !
Hands-on three-day workshop for building “DIY” sound generators

04/10 – 06/10, Medienkunstlabor Graz
With Gert-Jan Prins (NL) & Winfried Ritsch (A)

Final public concert
Tue 07/10, 7.30 pm, steirischer herbst festival centre

Composers Gert-Jan Prins and Winfried Ritsch provide instructions for  
building your own electronic sound-generating circuits and for  
handling and building “robotic instruments”. Relevant concepts such as  
open hardware (“algo_dsPIC” and “algo_fets” developed at the  
Algorhytmics studio) and control protocols such as Open Sound Control  
(OSC) are explained in a practical context. The workshop finishes with  
a joint concert featuring all participants.

For many years Gert-Jan Prins has been working on compositions and  
live electronic performances that use DIY, usually analog circuits  
primarily in the sphere of radio / FM modulation. He is a member of  
the electronic improvisations supergroup “Mimeo”, among others, and  
runs the “Synchronator” video and audio research project with Bas van  

Winfried Ritsch has been working in a wide range of musical fields  
since 1984, including computer music, interactive music, radio,  
networks, and on the development of DIY electronic music devices and  
cybernetic control models. He founded the “Algorythmics” studio, the  
“Tonto” label and the Graz-based “mur.at” network, among others, and  
works at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics at Graz  
University of Art.

A basic understanding of computer-controlled instruments and/or any  
kind of background in electrical engineering is an asset but not  
essential for taking part in the workshop.
Contribution towards expenses for material is €40

Please send your registration including CV not later than July 30,  
2008, to

steirischer herbst, attn. Bea Dermond
Sackstr. 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
dermond at steirischerherbst.at

The workshop is taking place as part of the series of concerts  
“Devices, Suitable for (Almost) Every Purpose”

“Devices, Suitable for (Almost) Every Purpose”
curated by Heike Schleper & Bernhard Schreiner (“feld” label,  

Tue 07/10, “INTENSIFICATION: Get High!” with Russell Haswell (GB)
Tue 14/10, “INVESTIGATION: Explore!” with Jana Winderen (N)
Tue 21/10, “IMPROVISATION: Merge!” with Thomas Ankersmit (NL) & Phill  
Niblock (USA)
Each:  9.30 pm, steirischer herbst festival centre 
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