SOUNDBOXES WITH DEREK HOLZER

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Museum of Impossible Forms

4 Keinulaudankuja

00940 Helsinki

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SOUNDBOXES WITH DEREK HOLZER

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Discover the hidden sonic qualities of objects from our everyday world in this hands-on workshop, combining the arts of electronics, sound, and sculpture. Soundboxes take place at the Museum of Impossible forms in Kontula over the space of two days, places are limited to 12 participants.

SoundBoxes are small, primitive electro-acoustic instruments built from a wooden box, a speaker, a small audio amplifier and a contact microphone. They can create a variety of drone and reverb-type sounds through feedback between the speaker and microphone, as seen in this video. Or they can bring out the hidden sounds found within everyday objects as seen in this video. They also have small touchpoints which can be used to produce a variety of “circuit bending” sounds.

This workshop does not require any previous knowledge of electronics, only an interest in both sound and instrument-building. During the first workshop day, we will build a SoundBox instrument for each participant. During the second workshop day we will use these SoundBoxes to explore ideas of sound, space, and movement, and collaboratively compose a performance for Pixelache visitors to experience.

Participants are encouraged to find their own wooden boxes and loudspeakers for this workshop. Specific information will be sent to registered participants.

About the Artist

Derek Holzer (USA 1972) is a sound + light artist based in Helsinki & Berlin, whose current interests include DIY electronics, audio-visual instrument building, the relationship between sound and space, media archaeology, and participatory art forms. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand.

Further information and images can be found by emailing sasa@pixelache.ac or at http://macumbista.net/

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00940 Helsinki

Finland

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