Nicolas Collins sound design workshop in Florence, May 13-15, 2012
The folks at Radio Papesse sent me this cool opportunity for anyone interested in sound design or circuit hacking for noisy results.
Nicolas Collins is a professor of sound design at the Art Institute of Chicago. studied composition with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, worked for many years with David Tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloist and ensembles around the world. He lived most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. He is the author of the 2006 book Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking.
He will be holding a workshop in the hills of Florence at Villa Romana, from May 13 to May 15 2012. It’s called the Homemade Electronic Music and Hardware Hacking Workshop. You are to bring your own soldering iron, radio, batteries, metal items, and various other noisy objects.
If you’re interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com. The cost will vary based on the number of participants, but should be around 150 euros. The class will be conducted in English.
For my fellow children of the 70s I enclose a gratuitous photo of a hacked Speak and Spell from Collins’ website www.nicolascollins.com