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Micro-Synth:build and play a monophonic synth Ribbon&Body controlled

Wed Jun 20, 2012 18:00


Micro- Synth: build and play a monophonic synth Ribbon & Body controller

15 hours of workshop about the diy musical synthesizer, body-contact, sound & recycling, performing art.

The workshop wants give to each participant, skills needed to assemble and customize, a monophonic mini-synth with pitch control, voltage controlled filter and LFO, playable by the ribbon-controller and body-contact controllers.
During the workshop the participants will be stimulated towards a practical and creative approach. First of all, from the materials of the mini-synth (body contact surface, ribbon element) taken from unconventional source and objects of recycling, magnetic videotape and so on.
The workshop is open to everyone and special knowledge in electronics are not required: it could be useful curiosity and a creative attitude toward manual labor and some skill with the soldering iron. Tools required, for each participant: soldering iron (25-50w) with a fine or very fine clean tip. Small piles-scissors, some cables with electrical measurements (not necessary) are welcome.

The workshop includes a performance of the micro. Synth ensemble.

Please contact for questions about materials and your idea-project about the performance.

Preregistration is required and can be done by sending an email to
Participation fee: € 95 included electronic components-parts

Double room with half board (breakfast and dinner) per person 42 €
Single room with half board (breakfast and dinner) per person 54 €

lessons will be:
from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 14.30 to 16.00

During the remaining time you can relax in the beautiful setting. You can extend your stay to continue the holiday with discounted rate to 10% on the official list that you can find on



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(hack)artvism in a shopping centre

Thu Dec 27, 2007 00:00 - Thu Dec 27, 2007


What about have a nice trip in a shopping centre the day before Xmas and make an artivism action in the butcher department? Just for seeing what happened if you replace supermarket merchandising labels pasted on packages of meat with some others made by your own that describe content of packages as human meat. But it's not enough: it's human meat comes from killed men, raped women, slaughtered children and feto too. What we did is a recontextualization of typical language used by media reports and news stories on homicides and bloodsheds. So finally we printed alternative labels to paste on meat packages that sound like newspaper or tabloids headlines and at the same time preserve the semblance of food stickers. And one of the most important thing is that we made this action in a nonplace, a space where texts and words describe its rules of usage and behaviour. So we direclty manipulated the semantic sphere of meaning concerning this field, and we create a story, that is something completely new and whose main purpose is to undermine our structures of everyday life...

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new media, IMD and digital art in the netherlands

Wed Sep 26, 2007 00:00 - Wed Sep 26, 2007

Hi all,
I'm a 3rd year graduate italian student in Science of Communication and I'm really interested in studying IMD, art/new media/communication. According to my purpose I was wondering if you can advice me institutions/research centers (approriate for a person with my degree) in The Netherlands or whatever in North European countries.

Thanks a lot!


The problem is: I'm not an artist (yet)!