04 November 2017 | 14:00 - 18:00

SPEKTRUM We Make It #5: Workshop afternoon

  • Workshops between 14:00 - 18:00
  • Entrance: Arduino+Processing Bootcamp: open donation
  • Electro-Acoustic Sound Art Introduction: suggested donation of 15 euro in support of our lab

We present an afternoon of workshops from our SPEKTRUM workshop program to raise funds for the final work on the new makerlab at Spektrum. The makerlab will enhance the creative possibilities of the many Spektrum communities and enable them to start creating their own artworks for exhibiting. Come along, support and let us co-create our way to the future!

14:00 - 16:00
Arduino + Processing Bootcamp
This will be a introduction about these two open source platforms, where participants will try out some basic examples combining physical computing and generative visuals.

No technical skills required, bring your laptop with Arduino and Processing installed. Also if you have, bring your Arduino board with a breadboard.

Participants: max 4  - Contact: Juan Duarte (stereodrum@gmail.com)


16:00 - 18:00
Electro-Acoustic Sound Art Introduction

In this two hour introduction Verónica Mota will present the most fundamental historical background of electro-acoustic composition and sound art production. We will learn some theoretical aspects as well as some live examples of excellent composers who were pioneers in the electro-acoustic sound art field such as Delia Derbyshire, Halim El-Dadh & John Cage. In this journey we will also explore electro-acoustic music, tape music, musique concrete and electronically generated (synthetic) sounds. After this introduction we will continue with a technological workshop in the coming weeks in which we will learn how to produce electro-acoustic sound art using analogue machinery, computer software, samples, text, voices overs, and self-made recordings.

After the introduction you will be able to start a creative map for an electro-acoustic sound art work inspired by the theoretical ideas given. This first draft will be develop and finish at the technological workshop where you will learn the skills to bring your ideas into a concrete sound art work. When your piece is done it might be selected and play at the radio program Resonance Extra focus on sound art & experimental music in London. Plus, you will get a certificate of participation credited by Urban Arts Berlin.

About the mentor:

Verónica Mota - Berlin Professional sound artist currently working in Berlin. Her works encompass analogue and digital synthesis, field recordings and Musique Concrète techniques, often displaying her proficiency at playing a variety of instruments. She has produced a large body of soundtrack work for Radio, film and performance, and, with Cubop & Espectra Negra, as a solo artist in her own right. ​

Verónica Mota is also the founder and curator behind Urban Arts Berlin, a non-profit arts organization based in Berlin, Germany. She works at bringing together excellent talents from all over the world. Her experience and hard work have found a fantastic global resonance in the field of sonic art. She has become one of the most important curators for supporting international female composers and musicians in Berlin. She does not, however, exclude male artists. ​

Urban Arts Berlin Radio has become a new of her current projects where she presents and promotes the work of sound artists she has released under the Urban Arts Berlin label. Particularly relevant for her radio show is her excellent project Synthesis with two Volumes and a total of 75 sound works by professional composers -with a strong female presence- from all over the world. Urban Arts Berlin Radio is streamed in three platforms including Radio Resonance Extra in the United Kingdom, The Pi Radio Verbund Network and Urban Arts Berlin in Germany. ​

Since 2016 she also became member of The Ready Orchestra which brings together 21 female soloists based in Berlin with a Classic, Electronic, Electro-acoustic and Experimental background. http://veromisscubop.wixsite.com/veronicamota