Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Electroacoustics for KIDS! Workshop

Sunday, July 29, 2012, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave, Chicago (map)

Students ages 11- 14 will learn the basics of DIY (Do It Yourself) experimental electroacoustic musical instrument design and construction. Emphasis will be on learning the science behind the amplification of acoustic sound, what is resonance, and how to build experimental electroacoustic musical instruments from common household materials. Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy will lead students step-by-step into the universe of hidden sound.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Open Experimental Sound Lab at ESS

Photo by Dolawat Puangprasert
Friday, July 27th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave, Chicago (map)

Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio is once again opening its doors to a socially interactive session for inventors, musicians, artists, and the curious.

Bring a project, or develop one when you get there. We will be providing a PA system for anyone interested in participating in an informal experimental open mic. Admission ~FREE~

Saturday, July 21, 2012

eSymposium PS1 Fieldtrip

Saturday, July 21, 2012, Noon - 3:00 PM
Pumping Station One - Electronics Lab (2nd Floor)
3519 N Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 (map)

To nurture the Midwest experimental electronics community, the circuit bent duo Roth Mobot hosts a free weekly “eSymposium,” a lateral lecture series where participants are both teachers and students.

This week the group is making a special trip to Pumping Station One, one of Chicago's growing "maker spaces."

There will be soldering, tinkering, Q&A, show-&-tell, bending circuits, hacking toys, and Chicago’s only weekly Circuit Bent Open Mic.

Stop by, or keep in touch with the growing membership via the eSymposium’s Google Group, or listen to some unedited audio from the open mic on the eSymposium’s SoundCloud Channel. #eSymp.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

eSymposium Written Up in Echo Magazine

Lukasz Wilusz writes about the weekly eSymposium in his article "Old Tech - New Music" in the current issue of Echo Magazine. Lukasz interviewed Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy and Unatronics' Michael Una about circuit bending, and interviewed "I Fight Dragons'" Brian Mazzaferri about 8-bit music and "chip tunes." Illustrations by Kady Dennell.