05 February 2017 | 13:00

Workshop "Sound Happens in The Group! by Theremidi Orchestra

Sound Happens in The Group! is part of is a series of workshops initiated by Theremidi Orchestra based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, aimed at bringing together people from a wide range of fields to explore the beauty and the hums of DIY electronics and to create a social situation where communication is possible with non-verbal tools. Participants may choose from 2 analogue electronic circuits, that have been developed and produced by Theremidi Orchestra: TouchTone and Super-in-Low.

TouchTone is a feedback amplifier system using all six inverters (inverting amplifiers) of a CMOS 4049 chip. Use the inverters in combined digital/analog mode. Two pairs are used as variable frequency oscillators (lower and high frequencies) and third pair is used in mixed amplifying/ filtering/ oscillating (feedback) mode to play around with the existing pads all over the system. Combining touchable pads in various manners can bring out interesting – very complex results. The “touchables” also give name to this synthesizer – “Touchable Anton” or just TouchTone

'Super in low'' is a low frequency oscillator based on chips (schmitt trigger 40106 and nand gate 4093) and other basic electronic components. It produces a square shaped signal, where the frequency and pitch is controlled by 4 potentiometers. Works on 9V DC and has a 3,5mm jack output connector.



Theremidi Orchestra (Simon Bergoč, Tilen Sepič, Robertina Šebjanič, Tina Dolinšek, Dušan Zidar, Luka Frelih, Ida Hiršenfelder) 

Anyone. This workshop is suitable for all women and men interested in electronics, DIY processes, hacking, noise and experimental sound art, media art, and all those great things we can do with sound and visual language. No previous knowledge is needed just some curiosity. You may have never held a soldering iron in your hands and we’ll teach you how to master it. You may wield your iron every day and you’ll still have lots of fun. 

 The number of participants is limited. Please register to e-mail: theremidi.orchestra@gmail.com. Participants may chose to build between 2 THEREMIDI ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS (CC licence) analogue electronic circuits: TouchTone kit 30€ or the Super-in-Low (LFO) kit 40 €.

 Max. 12 participants.

English and basic German

Ljudmila Art and Science LaboratoryProjekt Atol Institute 
 With support from Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana, Slovenian cultural center in Berlin - The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin.

(Simon Bergoč, Tilen Sepič, Robertina Šebjanič, Tina Dolinšek, Dušan Zidar, Luka Frelih, Ida Hiršenfelder)
Theremidi Orchestra (TO) is an audiovisual DIY community initiated by participants of the Theremini and Teremidi physical interface workshop, organised by Ljudmila – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab in May 2011. Rather than a subject, TO is a verb, an ongoing workshop of noise and drone production. This hands-on electro noise ensemble exists in the present continuous, while referring to the history of electronic music. TO has a DIY/DIWO approach in making music and sound experiments, developing its own instruments based on open-source electronic circuits. Members of TO are coming from different professional backgrounds. Theremidi Orchestra is a process of mutual understanding and solving problems in a horizontal manner. The process of production involves experimenting with sound outputs, mutual composition of music scores, shared responsibilities for individual parts of the process, etc.

Thus far, the orchestra performed, exhibited and held workshops at over thirty festivals and exhibitions such as: CT-SWaM & Eyebeam in New York; ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus; Zasavje Noisefest International, Trbovlje; Maker Fair in New York; Piksel Festival in Bergen Norway; LiWoLi Festival in Linz, Austria; PoolLoop in Zürich, Switzerland; U3: Kino Šiška, Ljubljana; Triennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, Platforma RADAR, Radio Student, Ljubljana to name just a few.

Members of the Theremidi Orchestra performing at Spektrum are: Dušan Zidar, Ida Hiršenfelder, Luka Frelih, Tina Dolinšek, Robertina Šebjanič, Tilen Sepič, Simon Bergoč, Isac Petruzzi. 

Project supported by The Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin