The workshop explored fundamentals of analogue sound generation. Participiants were granted a peek into the magic world of electronic parts that generate sounds straight from Mars.
Ronnie Deelen, photo provided by the organiser
Workshop participants took up soldering, building and designing their own sound generator. A small little analogue synth was originally invented by Ray Wilson, a known figure of the DIY world.
DIY (Do It Yourself) is a subculture thats more and more popular. DIY is a term used to describe building, modifying, or repairing of something without the aid of experts or professionals. Making clothing, building furniture, modifying instruments and producing music in the garage are all ways of Doing It Yourself.
The workshop explores the fundamentals of analogue sound generation. A peek into the magic world of electronic parts that generate sounds straight from Mars. Participants will learn the basics of soldering, the main remarks, and how to read values of the different electronic parts and how to start future projects.
After the soldering component, all participants build there own wooden case for the synthesizer. The next step is to design the front plate of this little noise maker. When everything is finished all participants will join each other and form a orchestra that will present all instruments in a live concert directed by Ronnie Deelen.
Workshop Team Leaders
Ronnie Deelen – multi-artist of Dutch origin, currently living in Upper Silesia. After getting a BA in Rotterdam in 2007 he came to Katowice to continue his education at the local Academy of Fine Arts. His exceptional creative activity manifests itself on many levels. As a big fan of new technology he uses its benefits in combination with long-forgotten devices. Together with Piotr Ceglerek and Jan Dybała he created the audiovisual project RGBoy. Under the Ronnieism alias (www.ronskipolski.nl/wordpress) he gives unique live performances using original 8-bit sounds, self-made toys and costumes. Member of the Haja design collective (www.haja.com).
20.08. 2011, 7 pm – Concert: Strange Sound Generator workshop finale.
Organisers: Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, City of Katowice, Rondo Sztuki Gallery in Katowice
This event is part of the Attention Culture! Cultural Program of the 2011 Polish EU Presidency, which comprises a six-month series of exceptional events and artistic projects, including the European Culture Congress, held as a part of the Polish presidency in the EU council.