[PD] [PD-announce] DIY synth-building workshop with Dirty Electronics: The Racket! (13 June, Barcelona)

l'ull cec info at lullcec.org
Wed Jun 6 12:30:54 CEST 2012

Take part in a hands-on building session and rehearsal of pieces for the 
Dirty Electronics Racket! The Racket! is a DIY kit that introduces a 
number of key building blocks of analogue synthesiser design and Dirty 
Electronics aesthetics. It features an oscillator, wave shaping, noise 
generation, filtering, feedback and touch control. It is designed to be 
made on stripboard using wire connections as well as having a small 
copper etched artwork printed circuit board as a touch control. The 
Dirty Electronics Racket! epitomises a DIY spirit. Small thrifty synth, 
massive sound! Requires 9v battery and external amplification. No prior 
knowledge of electronics is needed.

The workshop concludes with a performance by Dirty Electronics and 
pieces for the Racket! For example, Hug is a piece for the Racket! and 
portable amps (Dirty ‘Cardboard Box’ Amp) that are worn by performers. A 
cacophony of noise is created. Other performers stop/mute the ‘racket’ 
by hugging their noisy friends.

Since 2003, John Richards has been exploring the idea of Dirty 
Electronics that focuses on face-to-face shared experiences, ritual, 
gesture, touch and social interaction. In Dirty Electronics, process and 
performance are inseparably bound. The ‘performance’ begins on the 
workbench devising instruments and is extended onto the stage through 
playing and exploring these instruments.

Level: Introductory. Anyone can join!

Date: Wednesday 13.06.2012, 16:00-22.00h.

Location: Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació. Sant Adrià, 20. Barcelona. 
Metro Sant Andreu.

Price: 50€ (includes workshop participation and instrument to take home)

To sign up or for further information, please send an email to 
info at lullcec.org.

+ info: [ http://lullcec.org/en/2012/workshops/dirty-electronics/ ]


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