Hacked Orchestra

From Hackers & Designers
Hacked Orchestra
Name Hacked Orchestra
Location Het Wilde Weg
Date 2023/07/26
Time 14:00-18:00
PeopleOrganisations Hackers & Designers, Ghenwa Noiré, Heerko van der Kooij, Loes Bogers, Karl Moubarak
Type HDSC2023
Web Yes
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This workshop activity explores the question: “Can we form meaningful relationships with found materials and the places from which they have been foraged through shared sonic expression?” We will explore the possibilities of foraged analog acoustic materials (scrap wood, metal wires, and whatever our environment offers) in tandem with hacking and circuit bending techniques to modify electronic devices, and turn them into sources of sound and dialogic gesture. For the hacking and circuit bending part we will draw from Nic Collins’ book Handmade Electronic Music (2006, 2020), such as techniques for circuit sniffing and amplifying vibrations found virtually everywhere around us (in our knees, twigs that hold tension, condoms, slinkies).

We will make instruments with materials we find around the camping grounds. Participants will make their own instruments and amplify them with simple DIY audio tools. We will use our instruments to enter a sonic dialogue in the form of a jam guided by Ghenwa. The jam will feature on the daily radio broadcast hosted by Selby every evening.