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GPS Orchestra

Octopus Collective

Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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GPS Orchestra

Workshop with artist Nikki Pugh

Piel View House, Barrow Park, Saturday 25th August, 10:00 - 17:00

£3 - pay on the day


Join us for a day of making noise with devices that are triggered by GPS. This an orchestra like no other you have ever seen or heard!

After an introduction to networked devices and ways in which GPS might be used to influence things, we'll spend the day collaboratively contriving and constructing our orchestral oddities.

Will there be drums that beat as fast as you move? Things that ping more the further they travel? A crescendo as you get closer together? There's no way of telling until we make them!

We'll be using Arduino microcontrollers, XBee radios and simple electronics to play instruments assembled out of whatever we can muster. Whilst coding experience might be useful, it's nowhere near as essential as imagination, a sense of humour and a willingness to give things a try.

Please bring a laptop with the Arduino software installed (http://arduino.cc/) and anything else you think might come In useful.

Examples include, but are not restricted to:

  • Arduino and/or electronics components (eg things you've made in previous hacking sessions)

  • Bangy things

  • Rattly things

  • Tappy things

  • Bleepy things

  • Things for making other things out of...

A selection of items (and a limited number of laptops) will be available on loan, but the more the merrier and who knows what amazing noises we might be able to get out that bric-a-brac you've got lying around!

For more info, contact glenn@octopuscollective.org

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When & Where

Piel View House
Barrow Park
Abbey Road
LA13 9BD Barrow In Furness
United Kingdom

Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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Octopus Collective

Octopus are a sound art and new music organisation based in Cumbria and the producers of the bi-annual Full of Noises Festival. The festival attracts a national audience to an isolated area of the UK and provides a platform for collaboration, discussion and development between artists from different countries and levels of experience.

In parallel with the festival, Octopus runs an annual residency programme for artists to research and develop new work from its studio building in Barrow Park. Previous artists in residence have included AGF (Finland), Hildur Gudnadottir (Iceland), Tetsuo Kogawa (Japan) and Philip Jeck (UK).

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