Workshop: Introduction to breadboard electronics: Making a low power amp
June 24, 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: Klimchak (GA) + dRachEmUsiK (IN) + Jeremy Purser (CMH)
June 24, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, June 24th we are proud to present experimental percussionist/composer John Klimchak (GA), experimental electronic musician Charles Shriner’s solo project dRachEmUsiK (IN), and experimental electronic musician Jeremy Purser (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

Klimchak is a composer known for his use of electronics & homebuilt instruments. His work has been seen in dance, theater & solo performances around the world. In 2011, he was given a grant by Idea Capital to make a series of compositions for home-built percussion instruments with lights incorporated in them. They were performed in 2012/2013 as flash percussion performances, titled Klimchak’s Lebeato Lounge. In March, 2015, Klimchak premiered his solo show, CooksNotes, in which he makes music on kitchen implements while cooking dinner for the audience.

Klimchak regularly performs solo shows featuring the Don Buchla designed Marimba Lumina. Only about 100 of this very rare instrument were made. With the Marimba Lumina the percussionist is able to perform live music that would normally take at least 4 musicians. His multi-instrumental compositions are played with 4 separate mallets, six foot pedals and a breath controller. As added touches, his sets usually include 4 or 5 small percussion instruments, some chanting or tuvan throat singing and at least one solo on the theremin.

dRachEmUsiK is the solo project of award winning musician sound designer and producer Charles Shriner. dRachEmUsiK combines a plethora of nuanced techniques in order to create groovy and meditative soundscapes; giving structure to improvisation. This style manifests itself into an organic and natural composition of a free flowing design resulting in improvisations and structured pieces ranging from ambient to glitch-groove, noise to nujazz.

Jeremy Purser is an Ohio-based artist, designer, and musician. His sound practice is based around iterative processing and imaginary internal spaces. His recent output includes “Levain,” a collection of improvisations with Nathan McLaughlin released by Cabin Floor Esoterica, and “Music for Indoor Cats” a self-released tape of ambient meditations.