Workshop Dark Circuits Orchestra

Workshop Announcement Text

Are you playing electronics and wondered how it sounds if you’d played in a massive orchestra? Using flashcards and hand signs, Hans Tammen creates large multi-movement pieces with large ensembles of players of electronic instruments for over a decade — whatever you play, join this workshop if you’re ready to show your skills within a large orchestra to create a massive piece of electronic music!

What to bring:

  • your instrument, whatever it is: circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, raw electronics, eurorack synths, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, smartphones – I will make use out of it.
  • a means to control your volume: whether it is a fader on your mixer or screen, or a volume pedal – I need to make sure that the sound is always transparent, and individual voices come through.
  • a long audio cable from your rig: there will be tables, a mixer and a sound system, but we may not have enough cables to run audio from 20 performers to the mixer.




  • afternoon: we will meet for the workshop, where I explain the graphic score, and we experiment with the instruments and sounds to find out what works best for the ensemble. You need to be on time!
  • evening: the public performance of this orchestra. You have to attend both workshop and performance, of course. Invite your friends, so they can brag later about it.

Sign Up:

I would like to know who’s coming. Send me an email to, with a link to your sounds if possible, and what you are actually playing. The workshop is limited to 20 people, otherwise the sugarcube will be blown up.


Workshop example with littleBits synths:
My regular ensemble:

littleBits Workshop at MakeMusicNY / Dark Circuits Festival

Third Eye Electronics Orchestra at CYBERFEST, St. Petersburg

Fierce Groove Excerpt

Sparse Sounds Excerpt