DIY Digital Music Synthesis - CMOS MUSIC I

  • Location:
    New York

CMOS Music I - DIY Digital Music Workshop (Sequencers)
March 6th 2010, 2:30-6:30 pm
Location: 3rd Ward @ 573 Metropolitan Av, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) is a technology for constructing integrated circuits. CMOS technology is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM, and other digital logic circuits. CMOS technology is also used for a wide variety of analog circuits such as image sensors, data converters, and highly integrated transceivers for many types of communication.

Learn how to make 1-bit chiptunes music without the hassle of computer programming. This is a musical introduction to basic electronic concepts through the use of CMOS digital logic chips. From a hand full of components you will create the world's simplest oscillator and 8 note musical rhythm sequencer.

Sign up for part I & II and receive a discount. Call 718-715-4961 or email for more details!


Phillip Stearns (AKA Pixel Form - is a practitioner of sonic and visual arts; music composer and performer; electronics sculptor and installation artist. He views technology as a site for exploring the global society-environment system and how changes in the relationship between society and environment manifest in our technology—particularly as solutions to a cascading set of problems created by contemporary culture. Through the medium of networked systems, his work explores the horizons of information, politics, noise, control, proximity, subversion, corruption, interconnectedness and interrelatedness. Central to his practice as a visual artist and a performer are the use of custom electronics, hand-craft, hardware hacking, media technologies, and iterative processes marked by a judicial use of materials, restraint, simplicity, a careful balance between conceptual depth and playfulness. He has presented, performed, lectured, exhibited, led workshops, and screened works at various festivals, conferences, residencies, museums and institutions around the US, Latin America and Northern Europe.