Jul 12 & 13 2013 from 11:00 -17:00

Timbre generation with electromagnetic feedbacks in interactive and DIY electronic audio systems

This workshop is focused on electromagnetism and his implementation in sounds creation. During this workshop we will design and realize some self-built electronic systems based on electromagnetic feedback. The electromagnetic feedback can generate complex audio oscillations and forms of non-conventional sound synthesis, which can be integrated in interactive systems. We will create new instruments for interactivity and composition, retrieving electronic components from everyday tools, from cheap electronics or faulty items.

The workshop is composed of two parts, 5 hours each day for two days totaling 10 hours. Theory and practice will be always strongly connected during every step of the workshop, in an environment focused on knowledge sharing, in a relaxed environment.

Part 1
Explanation and design of some of the most common circuits for analog audio effects and for electronic musical instruments and controllers that used electromagnetic fields. Realization of these circuits starting from everyday electric tools (light bulbs, electric motors, relays and anything with electronic components and / or copper coils inside). From electroacoustic feedback network to electromagnetic feedback network. From no input mixer to no output mixer: an electromagnetic audio adder.

part 2
Use of electromagnetism to create interactive systems e to generate audio filters, with some explained examples of my work. Self generated sounds and audio controllers using mixed form of feedbacks (electromagnetic and acoustic). DIY multiple feedbacks analog filters and the environment as filter: about the creation of complex audio effects with few recycled electronic components and electromagnetic feedback.

During the workshop every participant will build his own interactive audio module.To attend the workshop prior knowledge is not required but is better to have a basic knowledge of Max Msp.
Bring with you a computer with max-msp and some old electronic tools, electric motors, light bulbs also burned, and anything from which you can take electronic components and copper wire.

Registration for the workshop is essential and can be done by sending an email to info@nkprojekt.de with the subj line Feedbacks

COST: 50 euro + 20 euro for interactive audio module kit
WHEN: Jul 12 & 13 2013
TIME: 11:00-13:00 / lunch / 14:00-17:00
WHERE: N.K. | Elsenstr. 52/2.Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 | www.nkprojekt.de

About the Workshop Leader:

Simone Pappalardo (born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1976) is a teacher of computer music at Ottorino Respighi Conservatory of Latina, Italy and is a composer, performer and sound artist . His research is focused on the DIY electronic instruments and audio reactive/site specific installations, based, primarily on electromagnetic field. He was curator for installation art section both at the Emufest (International Festival of Electronic Music) of the Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the festival “Le forme del suono” of the Conservatory Ottorino Respighi in Latina. He won the special prize for the national award of the arts Italy with the composition “Hyde” for prepared piano with electromagnetic fields.

His works have been presented in international festivals and contemporary music events such as Musicacoustica in Beijing , festival 4 days in Milan, Museum of contemporary art Macro in Rome, Kernel Festival, teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Museum of experimental art in L’aquila, Poetronics, Teatro Globe in Buenos Aires. He graduated in Music and New Technologies at the Conservatory of Rome.