A sound workshop originally conceived for the Dan Flavin retrospective, Museum Of Modern Art, Paris, June - Oct 06.
(A participant 'records' the light )
An introduction to the telephone pick-up with which participants are able to record electromagnetic waves produced by objects. These recordings are then manipulated using a simple open source programme, the Flavitron, originally designed by French composer and engineer François Giraudon. The programme initiates the user to the principles of electroacoustic music (delay, loop, repetition, reverse ) The workshop ends with a collective improvisation using pickups, contact microphones and Flavitrons.
Participants are encouraged to think about sound as electricity, as a vibration, as a signal, and as a wave that can be transformed into an element of a musical composition. Since the Flavitron’s creation in June 2006 DinahBird and Jean-Phillipe Renoult have led workshops in France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada with a wide variety of different publics : children, adults (some of whom had physical or mental disabilties and mental health problems), professional musicians and art students
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