Monday, August 27, 2012

Final ~FREE~ Open Sound Lab

Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Experimental Sound Studio
5925 North Ravenswood Avenue  Chicago, IL 60660 (map)
(773) 769-1069
This final Open Lab session will culminate in an open mic / recital of devices constructed over the summer by various participants of all ages. Other instruments will be on display in a casual interactive exposition wherein audience members can explore each other's homemade experimental musical devices and their sounds.

Have a cool project you made recently? Want to play weird music on weird devices? Just curious? Stop on by!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Roth Mobot at Evanston Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maple Ave. and University Pl., Downtown Evanston
ROTH MOBOT's Circuit Bending Demo - Sunday, 2:00 PM

This weekend Tommy Stephenson and Patrick McCarthy, aka the Circuit Bending duo ROTH MOBOT, will be performing and conducting a demonstration of their instrument design and construction known as Circuit Bending, or Toy Hacking at Evanston's Mini Maker Faire.

This is what the Maker Faire had to say about ROTH MOBOT:

The first time I met Patrick McCarthy, half of the duo known as Roth Mobot, he was teaching a class on how to transmogrify discarded toys for children into strange and wonderful musical instruments through a technique called “circuit bending.”  Armed with screwdrivers and soldering irons, and mind open to possibilities and experimentation, he showed how to alter the internal wiring of an electronic find from a thrift store so it would make interesting and unusual sounds not intended by its original designer. The true lesson was to be adventurous, to try something and see what you can figure out.
ROTH MOBOT's presence at Evanston Mini Maker Faire is being sponsored by element14.