Go Compose: Make Music With Light And Electronics

Sat. 17 Aug 2019 - Sun. 18 Aug 2019

Go Compose: Make Music With Light And Electronics


  • Go Compose: Make Music With Light And Electronics
  • Sat. 17 Aug 2019 - Sun. 18 Aug 2019
  • Richard Steinitz Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
  • Free, booking essential. For ages 16-18 only
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Do you want to learn DJing, computer based music production, audio electronics and sound composition? 

The department of Music and Drama at the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with Yorkshire Sound Women Network is offering a six-weekend series of free workshops for girls and young women* in Kirklees between the ages of 11 and and 18 – visit the Go Compose website to see the full list.
* We welcome cis- and transgender young women and girls, as well as gender non-binary/non-conforming young people.

The workshops will be delivered by experienced and DBS-certified practitioners and educators. No prior experience is necessary and we encourage participants to attend both days.

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Make Music With Light And Electronics

For ages 16-18
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August, 10am-3pm

Learn to build your own noise machine and make your own soundscapes!

This weekend workshop is a hands-on DIY audio electronics session for beginners where you will build your very own noise machine and experiment with radio sam­pling to make your own soundscapes.

A noise machine is a simple synthesiser circuit that makes a buzzing droning elec­tronic sound. The light sensor changes the tone of the sound. You’ll learn about elec­tronic components, how a circuit works and build your own instrument. In the second day, you will experiment with your instrument and also explore sampling to record audio content to create your own soundscape piece using Ableton music software.

• Learn about electronic circuits, signal flow and components
• Experience DIY approaches to music making
• Study and discuss sound art history, including its links to the Russian avant garde, and learn about the theremin, noise machines and radio art
• Learn to use Ableton and the Ableton Push Controller and develop insight into production software to create soundscapes
• Learn sampling techniques using the Ableton Push Controller, including chopping, looping and sequencing

Workshop leader info:
Vicky Clarke is a sound artist and electronic musician working with handmade electronic instruments and sound sculpture.

Sign up for your place here
For full workshop information please visit: gocomposehuddersfield.co.uk
To find out more email e.d.dobson@hud.ac.uk

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