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