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.
I would like to know who’s coming. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.