Electronic experimental music lecture/workshop by Zedde Francesco
No Input Mixing, Circuit Bending, realization of a basic DIY electronic instrument
The workshop is designed as a practical and theoretical introduction to some techniques and strategies of modern experimental music, the talk includes a few historical examples and an overview of the musical context related to circuit bending practice. Noise music and radical improvisation topics will be explained in a few guidelines to relate to the operation of realizing an uncommon and inefficient musical instrument in order to achieve complex and steerable sound synthesis.
The practical section involves the realization by each participant of a basic “circuit bending” project: modifying the circuit of a cheap pocket radio to make a portable and amplified electronic musical instrument.
The fundamental goal of the class is to show the possibility of making electronic instruments for sound synthesis with a few euros and no technical knowledge.
Since 2016 the course happened in various locations across Europe including Otolab (Milan), Monk (Rome) and Worm (Rotterdam)