Sound Boxes Workshop with Derek Holzer
24 — 25 touko 2019
Sound Boxes Workshop with Derek Holzer is a workshop for up to 12 participants. The materials fee is 20eur and the participants are encouraged to find their own wooden boxes and loudspeakers for this workshop. The participants get to keep their sound boxes after the event and are encouraged to take part in the end performance with the artist Derek Holzer. You can reserve your spot through our Eventbrite page.
About the Workshop
Discover the hidden sonic qualities of objects from our everyday world in this hands-on 2-day workshop, combining the arts of electronics, sound, and sculpture.
SoundBoxes are small, primitive electro-acoustic instruments built from a wooden box, a speaker, a small audio amplifier and a contact microphone. They can create a variety of drone and reverb-type sounds through feedback between the speaker and microphone, as seen in this video. Or they can bring out the hidden sounds found within everyday objects as seen in this video. They also have small touchpoints which can be used to produce a variety of “circuit bending” sounds.
This workshop does not require any previous knowledge of electronics, only an interest in both sound and instrument-building. During the first workshop day, we will build a SoundBox instrument for each participant. During the second workshop day we will use these SoundBoxes to explore ideas of sound, space, and movement, and collaboratively compose a performance for Pixelache visitors to experience.
Participants are encouraged to find their own wooden boxes and loudspeakers for this workshop. Specific information will be sent to registered participants.
Further information and images can be found here.
The workshop will span through two days.
About the Artist
Derek has been invited by the curatorial team to offer a workshop focused around tactile and approachable methods in electronic instrument building. This publicly open two-weekday workshop will culminate in an intimate event night during the festival weekend.