Miraculous Agitation. Coils Magnets Music

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The creative workshop: Miraculous Agitation. Coils Magnets Music
With: Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver UK
Where: Munich. Schwere Reiter Halle. Dachauerstr. 114
When: May 5-9 2009 3-9 PM. Presentation May 9 at Materialausgabe 2009
Participation: ±15 places. Attendance is free. Electronic parts 30,-Euro
Registration: http://www.aa-vv.org/?av_02010101 by April 15 2009
Organized by: http://aa-vv.org
In cooperation with: http://echtzeithalle.de and http://schwerereiter.de
Support: Department of Arts and Culture of Munich
More: http://www.aa-vv.org/?av_0201

Drawing the hidden music out of everyday objects. Coils are the very soul
of electronic music. The Victorians made jump, Jimi Hendrix made them howl
and this workshop hopes to make them sing. It guides participants in
creating and using electro-magnetic forces to create a type of
'acoustically synthesized' music from salvaged metal objects. We will
explore how any object can be turned into a loud speaker and how the
principal of feedback can make these objects vibrate with sound. You will
learn among other things: How inventors, musicians and experimenters have
used various objects as sound diffusers throughout the history of
electronic music. How to stereoscopically eavesdrop on the inner of
workings of electronic devices. How to make a basic amplifier. How to
create an electromagnetic field capable of resonating ferric metal objects.
How to create cheap and effective contact microphones. How to adapt an
amplifier so that it becomes an expressive touch-controlled instrument,
namely a 'crackle box'.

The aim of the workshop is to get the participants quickly to the point
where they have two adaptable instruments (a cracklebox and essential a DIY
ebow to be focused on using these tools to pull out a wide soundscape from
discarded objects. Each participant would be an 'island of sound' in the
space, surrounded by the junk that they were using their newly constructed
instruments to transform into a harmonic sound environment! Because we are
using the junk objects as loud speakers all over the space
allowing the public to see exactly what is going on soundwise.