Build Your Own Light Theramin with Moldover
October 07, 2017
About the workshop
In this basic soldering workshop, Moldover will take you through the steps to build your own Light-Theremin CD case – http://www.instructables.com/id/Moldovers-Light-Theremin-CD-DIY-version/. Even if you’ve never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence in two hours. If you do have experience you’ll learn how to solder better, and walk away with a fun and unique instrument, plus a copy of Moldover’s album. After the workshop Moldover will give a presentation on the design of The Light-Theremin CD Case, along with his other circuit-board artworks. No previous experience with electronics or soldering is necessary. Participants do not have to bring their own equipment, as soldering stations and Light Theremin kits will be provided. This is an all ages, hands-on workshop.
About the Instructor
Moldover grew up in Rockville Maryland, patterning his earliest music after the rock, pop, and metal that spoke to him through radio, television, and his elder brother’s record collection. He wrote songs, played in bands, and taught himself the recording arts with a basement full of second hand instruments and a four track tape machine. In 1998 he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where he abandoned pop songwriting and shifted his focus to classical composition, jazz arranging, and electronic music production. Moldover graduated summa cum laude from Berklee and moved to New York City to work as a freelance musician. Intent on merging his love of playing in ensembles with his electronic compositions, he wove his way through a series of live-electronic bands, eventually becoming disillusioned with New York’s exclusive and socially complex live music scene. At the same time he began seeing his favorite electronic music artists play live, but found that their stage performances lacked the creative fire of their recorded works. Seeing an opportunity, he ventured out as a solo artist, relocated to San Francisco, and set about creating performances that would bridge the gap between traditional musicianship and modern electronic music culture.
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Coding sound: An Introduction to SuperCollider
October 07, 2017
About the workshop
Participants will learn how to design sound and compose music using SuperCollider, a text-based audio program. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to create an algorithmic ambient music or a customized sound effect. The workshop is suitable for those who are interested in expressing musical ideas with numbers and codes. No previous coding experience required. There is no materials fee, but the participants should bring a laptop with SuperCollider installed. SuperCollider is free and can be downloaded at http://supercollider.github.io/download.html
About the instructor:
Joo Won Park (b.1980) wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at the Wayne State University. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS CD Series, and No Remixes labels.
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Performance: Ross Hammond (CA) + Adam Buffington (CMH) + TBD
October 07, 2017
On the evening of Saturday, October 7th we are proud to present free jazz guitarist Ross Hammond and experimental saxophonist/composer Adam Buffington (CMH). Additional performers tbd. 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:
Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. He has played for Hillary Clinton, to audiences of five and all points in between. Ross has collaborated/gigged/recorded with: Kevin Seconds, Oliver Lake, Pheeroan AkLaff, Vinny Golia, Vladimir Tarasov, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nicole Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Alex Cine, Suzuki Junzo, Amy Reed, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Max Johnson, Steve Adams, Ken Filiano, Mike Pride, Catherine Sikora, Scott Amendola, Steuart Liebig, Sameer Gupta, Tony Passarell and more.
Adam Buffington is a composer and performer exploring the experiential effects of glacial physical movement and gesture in combination with quiet, delicate noise and prolonged silences. His work as composer and saxophonist has been presented at such venues as Hartford Art School, Real Art Ways (Hartford), Ely Center of Contemporary Art (New Haven), Mengi (Reykjavik), Reykjavik Art Museum, and ARTgallery GÁTT (Kópavogur). He has recently studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik under Atli Ingólfsson, and has collaborated with such composers and performers as Zach Rowden, Trevor Saint, Henry Birdsy, Matt Sargent, and Robert Carl.