SOUNDBOXES WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AND ADULTS, Heerleen NL 2-4 SEPT

Posted in Announcement on August 26th, 2015 by admin

soundbox-LAK fest

2 SEPTEMBER – FOR KIDS
13:00 tot 18:00 (in consultation times may be extended)
age: 10-17
max. 12 participants
€ 10,00 euro p/p

3 + 4 SEPTEMBER – FOR ADULTS
12:00 tot 18:00 (in consultation times may be extended)
age: 18+
max. 12 participants
€ 20,00 euro p/p

4 SEPTEMBER – MACUMBISTA PERFORMANCE BY DEREK HOLZER + GROUP PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANTS WORKSHOP
open 20:30 | start 21.00
age: all ages
€ 7,50 euro p/p

LOCATION: kuS, Willemstraat 91a, Heerlen, NL
REGISTER: http://cultura-nova.nl/artiest/302/hear-ism-kus.html

2 SEPTEMBER – FOR KIDS
On this day we will briefly learn basics about electricity, how it becomes sound and then we will focus on how to build the Soundboxes themselves. In the final part of the workshop we will look at the possibilities of the Soundboxes through a series of listening and improv exercises. We will do this by jamming and improvising all together, working towards a collective performance of approximately 15-20 minutes in length. With all the experience gained during this day you will be the owner of your personal customized audio device – the soundbox – and taking home the experience to be able to make exciting sounds with it.

3 + 4 SEPTEMBER – FOR ADULTS
This workshop is divided in two days. During the first day, we will learn about electricity, how it becomes sound and then how to build the Soundboxes themselves. On the second day, we will explore the possibilities of the Soundboxes through a series of listening and improv exercises, with the goal of collaboratively creating a score for a sound performance of approximately 15-20 minutes in length. This piece will be presented at the end of the second day.

On September 3 the participants and the artist will discuss if the workshop can be extended both days with also the possibility to start earlier on September 4. This at the request of the artist to obtain a better end result desired for the participants.

4 SEPTEMBER – MACUMBISTA PERFORMANCE BY DEREK HOLZER + GROUP PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANTS WORKSHOP
Derek Holzer will play his ‘Macumbista’ performance + participants Soundboxes Workshop 3 and 4 september will jam together.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Discover the hidden sonic qualities of objects from our everyday world in this hands-on workshop, combining the arts of electronics, sound and performance. 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 (https://vimeo.com/34477093). Or they can bring out the hidden sounds found within everyday objects as seen in this video (https://vimeo.com/16567547). They also have small touch points which can be used to produce a variety of ‘crackle box’ and ‘circuit bending’ sounds.

This workshop does not require any previous knowledge of electronics, only an interest and a curiosity in both sound and instrument-building. Further information and images can be found here: http://macumbista.net/?page_id=1897

WHAT TO BRING YOURSELF
* One loudspeaker (new, second-hand or salvaged), or one old electronic device containing a functioning loudspeaker of decent size (approx 90mm or larger) which we can remove. The size of this loudspeaker will determine the tone and loudness of your instrument – bigger is usually better. Look in old radios, electronic clocks, hi-fi systems, boomboxes or car audio systems for your own unique speaker!
* A cigar box or similar wooden box to create the instrument. The box should be big enough to hold your speaker, and the lid must not be thicker than 5mm.

Alternately, I will have cigar boxes and loudspeakers for sale if you cannot locate your own.

Participants may also wish to bring their own found objects and images to create a unique audiovisual cabinet of curiosities. Some guitar effect pedals can also make the box more interesting.

All other materials and tools will be provided.

ABOUT DEREK HOLZER
Derek Holzer (1972) is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Berlin DE, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, the relationship between sound + space, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. 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.
In 2014 he received a working grant from the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany.

http://macumbista.net/

The workshops and performance are a coproduction between:
Cultura Nova http://cultura-nova.nl/artiest/302/hear-ism-kus.html
(kuS) Kunstencentrum Signe http://www.kunstencentrumsigne.nl
and Hear Experimentalaudioresearch http://www.h-ear.org

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Tour Dates SEPT-OCT 2015

Posted in Announcement on August 14th, 2015 by admin

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My autumn tour plans from the Low Lands to the Wild Wild West to the Great White North are 100% finalized! Hope to see some of y’alls in some of these here places….

02-04 SEPT:::SoundBoxes workshop + Macumbista live, (kuS) Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, NL

22-26 SEPT:::SoundBoxes workshop + A.LIVE performance (w/ Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez), The Paseo, Taos NM, USA

01 OCT:::SoundBoxes Workshop, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, USA

02-03 OCT:::SoundBoxes workshop, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso TX, USA

05-15 OCT:::ToolMaker Residency, Signal Culture, Owego NY, USA

19-23 OCT:::Experimental Sound Instruments workshop, MediaLab/Aalto University, Helsinki, FI

26-30 OCT:::SoundBoxes workshops, Hola folkhögskola, Prästmon Västernorrland, SE

I would also like to announce that Ruth Timmermans has taken up my booking activities as of AUG 2015. Please contact her at THECULTURALOPERATOR at_the_domain GMAIL dot COM for workshop, lecture and concert engagements.

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SoundBoxes Workshops in BE, NL

Posted in Announcement on March 28th, 2014 by admin

I will be giving a series of SoundBoxes workshops in Belgium and the Netherlands next month. This hands-on workshop combines the arts of electronics, noise, sculpture and collage to produce unique, “circuit bent” electroacoustic instruments.

Details here: http://macumbista.net/?page_id=1897

SOUNDBOXES WORKSHOP LIEGE: 09-10 April, L’An Vert
http://www.entonnoir.org/cg/copy/

SOUNDBOXES WORKSHOP DEN HAAG: 12 April, Villa K
https://www.facebook.com/events/1407118902885760/
http://www.stichtingcentrum.org/

SOUNDBOXES WORKSHOP ROTTERDAM, 13 April, WORM
https://www.facebook.com/events/560334607406703
http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/15049

Hope to see some of you there!

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[audio] Mathesis (early edit)

Posted in Documentation on June 13th, 2011 by admin

Mathesis (early edit) by macumbista

Recorded Dec 2009 at the CEM studio in WORM, Rotterdam NL with their Serge modular and ARP2500 synthesizers, my own pedals and a nice big mixing console. Edited in Ardour. An early sketch, which may be returned to at a later date.

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Tiny Noise showcase/TodaysArt, Den Haag 25 September 2010

Posted in Announcement on August 14th, 2010 by admin

Tiny Noise showcase/TodaysArt
subject = LOUDNESS

De Vinger, Bagijnestraat 25
Den Haag 25 September 2010

Andre Goncalvez [PT]
Derek Holzer [USA/DE]
John Fanning/Massaccesi[USA]
Koray Tahiroglu [TU/FI]
Kyd Campbell [CAN/DE]
DJ Toni Dimitrov/Every Kid on Speed[MK]

Looking forward to the chance to do another chaotic synth-controlled strobe piece here. Thanks to Kyd for hooking the whole deal up!

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[video] Nizo Super 8 Analogue Noise Machine

Posted in Documentation on February 12th, 2010 by admin

Nizo Super 8 Analogue Noise Machine from Matt Kemp on Vimeo.

Matt Kemp was in my Neanderthal Electronics workshop at WORM in Rotterdam last summer, and worked on one of the most original case/interface designs of the whole thing. Inspired by Eric Archer’s Sound Cameras and a Nizo Super 8 camera found at the flea market, Matt got busy making a light-controlled sound machine. Matt writes:

It has a few simple analogue circuits including two oscillators, a high pass filter and a band switch, mounted where the original camera controls were. There’s also a light sensitive resistor mounted behind the lens, so the sound changes as you move the camera or zoom into objects. I just have to make a replacement nameplate for it now, I’m thinking Noizo 801..

Thanks for posting this Matt!

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Introduction to Ardour FLOSS Manual online now

Posted in Announcement on December 9th, 2009 by admin

Ardour is a full-featured, free and open-source hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation program suitable for professional use. It features unlimited audio tracks and buses, non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo, and anything-to-anywhere signal routing. It supports standard file formats, such as BWF, WAV, WAV64, AIFF and CAF, and it can use LADSPA, LV2, VST and AudioUnit plugin formats.

The “Introduction to Ardour” FLOSS Manual is a free (gratis/libre) tutorial-style book, which introduces the program without expecting a vast knowledge of computers or sound editing from the reader.

This FLOSS Manual can be read online at:
http://en.flossmanuals.net/ardour/

The Ardour FLOSS Manual was largely written by workshop participants learning the software themselves, over a one week period during a session led by Derek Holzer at the moddr_lab/WORM in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Non-profit, print-on-demand paper copies can be ordered from Lulu.com soon. Please check back with the main FLOSS Manuals page in several days for ordering information:
http://en.flossmanuals.net/

The manual is free to use, distribute and remix according to the GNU General Public License. FLOSS Manuals volunteers are currently working on French and Portuguese translations, and anyone is free to add contributions and edits for future versions of the manual at
http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Ardour/WebHome

Thanks to Adam Hyde, Walter Langelaar, the workshop participants in Rotterdam as well as those who helped online from the FLOSS Manuals, Ardour and Linux Audio communities, and to all the folks at the moddr_lab and WORM!

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