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FREE for all ages and levels of experience, the Synth Petting Zoo is an opportunity to talk shop on synthesizers, and try out a variety of vintage, modular and other synthesizers and electronic instruments.
Featuring presentations by...
DANUEL TATE (COBBLESTONE JAZZ)
Local pianist and electronic music artist Danuel Tate will be presenting a workshop on using Additive synthesis in live creation using early sampling hardware technologies. Including an Emu Emax 1 from California circa 1986.
NATHAN JONSON (HRDVSION)
DJ, Ableton Alpha tester, and VCM faculty member Nathan Jonson will be presenting some of the diverse creative ways of interacting with Ableton Live using different hardware (some expected and some unexpected!).
DOUG BLACKLEY (SPECTRUM PIANO)
Doug's presentation will take place in the Alix Goolden Performance Hall where Doug will be performing that evening. Doug will provide an overview of the "Spectrum Piano" device. This self-built instrument uses electromagnetic flux to vibrate acoustic piano strings without touching them. Through midi control, this device essentially turns a piano into an acoustic synthesizer.
In addition to these short workshops, there will be local artists and their synth set-ups for you to try out. This is a great opportunity for those just starting out, or those who are simply curious about the craft of electronic music, to learn from more seasoned synthesists.
The entrance to Wood Recital Hall is off the VCM parking lot at 900 Johnson Street.
For more information about the evening performance at Alix Goolden Performance Hall, see our Winter Wonderment event:
If you have vintage synth or modular system you'd like to share at the synth petting zoo, please email [email protected]