Workshop (repeat): Introduction to breadboard electronics: Making a low power amp
August 17, 2017

About the workshop
In this class, you will get an introduction to electronic components used in the kit and a rough idea of how they work in the circuit with the use of a breadboard. You will build a low power amp that can be used as a speaker for your favorite tunes or as a guitar amp.

The student will receive a low-power amp kit containing all electronic components, auxiliary cable, adaptor, and 9 volt battery.

The student will learn about the schematics of the breadboard as well as receive information about the schematics of the circuit discussed: low power amp kit. The student will test it out the circuit using the auxiliary cable and adaptor with their phone/music player. A guitar and input cable will be available if a student would like to test their kit as an amplifier. The kit will also contain a piezo where the student can make a contact mic/pick up.

This project will open up electric audio/sound possibilities for a number of applications that include amplifier building and electrifying instruments with a simple pick up. This project will also introduce the student to reading schematic diagrams and using them to build circuits.

About the Instructor
Kevin Cardoso is an analog hacker at heart and this nature has driven him to explore a variety of art forms that include wood, metal, paper, clay, music, and electronics. As a creative arts therapist, he has experience teaching people of various age groups and abilities. He feels that patience and flexibility is an important approach to help people loosen up, learn, engage with the process, and find satisfaction with their work.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using one of the links below:

Intro to Breadboard Electronics (we keep the kit)
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Intro to Breadboard Electronics (you keep the kit)
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Performance: Tatsuya Nakatani (NM) and the Nakatani Gong Orchestra
September 01, 2017

On the evening of Friday, September 1st we are proud to present sound artist/percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani (NM) and his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO). The performance will take place at The Vanderelli Room (218 McDowell St., cmh 43215). Admission: $10 or $15 for 2. Doors 8:30pm. BYOB, all ages.

Columbus musicians taking part in the NGO: Jeff Chenault, Devin Copfer, Kaswan Crossfield, Stephanie Dean, Chris Haas, Bernie Iannone, Troy Kunkler, Jen Powers, David Reed, Mike Shiflet, Jen Slezak, Chris Weldon. Additional Columbus musicians TBD.

About Tatsuya:

Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist. Based in the United States, he has released over 80 recordings in the last two decades and tours extensively. Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation, creating new sounds and extended techniques. Utilizing gongs, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, his breath, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the idiosyncratic bows and mallets he handcrafts in his workshop; he sculpts an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive sound form that defies genre. His work engages improvised-experimental music and movement, while still retaining the traditional sense of space, depth and deep time found in Japanese art.

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a mobile community engagement project he has developed and grown over the last decade. Nakatani organizes and conducts local ensembles in performances of his complex harmonic compositions on 15 bowed gongs. These works are site specific by nature, taking place in abandoned grain silos, viaducts and other unique architectural spaces as well as in traditional concert halls and galleries. Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear, experiential sounds.

Performance: Detroit Bureau of Sound (MI) + Rocco di Pietro (CMH)
September 30, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, September 30th we are proud to present pianist/percussionist Zac Brunell’s experimental music curation platform Detroit Bureau of Sound (MI) and avant-garde composer Rocco di Pietro (CMH). Detroit Bureau of Sound will be performing “Sounds of Resistance”, an original work that incorporates Iannis Xenakis’ piece “Rebonds A + B”. Rocco Di Pietro will be performing his new work “A Turning for Pauline Oliveros”. The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 7:30pm. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

DETROIT BUREAU OF SOUND is an experimental music curation platform with a simple objective: to deepen your connection with sound, itself. Weaving together the boldest forms of sonic art, DBS creates intense experiences for the ears and more.

ZAC BRUNELL is a performer and concert producer in the Motor City. As director of the Detroit Bureau of Sound, his work engulfs a range of avant garde music through his productions, which have been described as “sounding as raw as mating bull elephants” (Lansing City Pulse on “X is for Xenakis”). A classically trained percussionist and pianist, Zac is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Music and is currently Production Manager with the award-winning ensemble New Music Detroit.

“NOISES OF RESISTANCE” uses the music of Iannis Xenakis as told by Zac Brunell to convey the math and proportions of nature. Xenakis was leading a resistance against the British Occupation in Athens in 1949 when half of his face got blown off in an explosion. He went on to become one of the most imaginative and influential minds of architecture and music. Using recordings of Xenakis’s electronic body of music alongside his solo percussion piece “Rebonds A+B”, this performance represents the stubbornness and methods of resisting, as in counteraction, be it individual or collective.

Rocco Di Pietro (born 1949) is composer, pianist, author, teacher, and habilitationist whose work crosses multiple disciplinary boundaries.