EMS presents the first Synth DIY gathering this fall!
Anyone who is interested in building, modifying or repairing synthesizers and other devices is very welcome to join us. Don't expect tuition led by a teacher, but rather a forum where we learn from eachother. Nevertheless, we will organize lectures, workshops and DIY evenings for beginners and advanced builders alike, within the context of these get-togethers.
Jörgen Bergfors who is a prominent Swedish synth builder will hold a short talk on his AMORE scalable analog module concept and will answere your questions about his fabulous modular synths.
Feel free to bring you own constructions, drawings, sketches etc. Soldering-irons and ordinary tools can be borrowed on location.
Any queries should be adressed to . Write "DIY" in the subject line.
Wednesday the 28:th of September from 18:00-22:00 is our next date. Adress: EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61, near T-bana Mariatorget, Stockholm.
Jean-Philippe Antoine is a guest composer at EMS (August 2011). He is in Stockholm to work with Leif Elggren. Originally a teacher of theory of history of art and a visual artist, he has become more and more involved in sound art projects. His collaboration with Leif Elggren started with a lecture-performance about visual artist Marcel Broodthaers in which Leif's sounds and live mixing played an important part. Since then they have started working on more collaborative projects, one of which was issued 18 months ago as a 7" vinyl record on Leif's Label, Firework Edition.
Starts at 18:00
Quadraphonic, location-specific sound installations by Helene Hedsund, Girilal Baars, Boa Pettersson, Magnus Johansson and Eva Erbenius will be played in one of the rooms at Forsby Kvarn . In April 2010, the EAM professional course went to Forsby kvarn carrying with them a selection of different types of microphones. Sound-engineer Agnieszka Lewalski, their teacher, guided them and demonstrated different recording techniques. The composers have all made different sound installations with the sounds they recorded: e.g. Helene used sounds from a saw blade and Eva used sounds recorded with a hydrophone.
Thanks to everybody who participated in this seasons DIY sessions!
We are going to take a short break over summer, but we'll be back later in August.
In the meantime, make sure to visit the norberg festival (http://www.norbergfestival.com/) where there will be DIY meetings and workshops, along with great artists and performances!
A sound art course at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola). Application deadline 17 May 2011.
The course includes a trip to Berlin with meetings and seminars with internationally active sound artists. The students have access to technique all year ’round, computers, recording equipment etc, etc. The course concentrates on installation and there is a collaboration with other institutions, e.g. Wanås.
All students are expected to work independently and during the year, they will be working on two long productions.
The one year masters course is a cross-genre meeting-place for professionals with varying backgrounds, e.g. artists, radio producers, sound technicians or composers etc… There will also be external lecturers and guest teachers.
At 17:00-19:00: An electroacoustic concert in Salerno, Italy, presented by Bill Brunson, Royal College of Music, Stockholm in collaboration with EMS (Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm).
"59°N – Musica Elettroacustica dalla Svezia" will take place at Complesso di Santa Sofia (3rd floor), piazza Abate Conforti. There will be music by Kullervo-Hongísto, Jens Hedman, Susanna Agger, Bill Brunson & Josef Doukkali, Mattias Sköld, Kim Hedås, Helene Hedsund and Mattias Petersson.
At 21:00: a concert/conference about the guitar in electroacoustic music. Guitar: Magnus Andersson. Music by: Tommy Zwedberg, Bo Rydberg, Chikashi, Sebastiani, Raymond Anthin.
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