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14, 15, 16, 17
June 2017
Barcelona
Workshops

Build your Mute Synth II (MSII)

Dirty Electronics & Mute

Thursday 18 15:00 - 1434389400 Sónar by Day
Workshops
(P4 - Level 0)
Friday 19 15:00 - 1434389400 Sónar by Day
Workshops
(P4 - Level 0)
Saturday 20 15:00 - 1434389400 Sónar by Day
Workshops
(P4 - Level 0)

The Mute Synth II (MSII) pushes through a pick-up-and-play approach. It is born out of Dirty Electronics’ ongoing commitment to DIY and noise aesthetics, and serves as a catalyst for experimenting with electronic sound. At the core of the instrument there is a versatile mini patchbay that provides expansion and modification permutations and a grid-like visual representation of patched parameters using coloured jumpers.

The patchbay encourages a particular interaction with the instrument and playfulness. The printed circuit board artwork has multiple touch electrodes in the form of small squares that provide a labyrinth of possible connections and resulting behaviors. Different rhythmic sequences are created through hybrid 4-bit binary coding, feedback loops and bit bashing.

The MSII was released on Daniel Miller’s Mute Records along with an album with tracks by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle / Carter Tutti Void), Simon Fisher Turner, Dominic Butler (Bronze Teeth / Factory Floor) and Kidkanevil.

This workshop will take place June, 18th, 19th, 20th starting 3pm.  

Cost (synth + workshop): €45
Workshops duration: 2.30h
Max participants: 25/session

Limited seats available. Register at: elena@sonar.es

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