[ČIPke] // Ida Hiršenfelder: Electromagnetic Field Detector // workshop [Dec 3rd, 5-9pm and Dec 4th 2021, 11am-5pm]

The workshop is based on an open-source free circuit Elektrosluch: electromagnetic wave detector* that translates the electromagnetic (EMF) spectrum into the sound spectrum. You will learn how to assemble an electronic detector for field recording and gain knowledge in DIY electronics and soldering. The workshop will be accompanied by a lecture on the characteristics of the electromagnetic and sound frequency spectrum to better understand the effect of different frequencies on the biotic environment.

On the second day of the workshop, you will test your new device in the field and learn to listen to different rhythms and densities of electromagnetic smog. You will process the captured recordings in the demo version of the Reaper program digital audio workstation and edit them as samples for electronic music. Finally, you will mix a short electroacoustic composition from your samples.

Mentor: Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip)

Space: RAMPA Laboratorij, Likozarjeva 1 (4th floor), 1000 Ljubljana

Date: Friday, 3 December 2021, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 4 December, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The number of participants and age: 10 participants, from 16 years of age.

Apply with an online form, until 25 November 2021
More information: petra.vanic@rampalab.org.

No prior knowledge is needed to attend the workshop. The workshop is free of charge.

The basic circuit was developed by Jonáš Gruska under CC NC-BY-SA licence for LOM Audio and published in Makezine.com.

Sound video by Maja Kraljič ::: 22nds. Livecoding and building feminist internet.

Photos by Hana Jošić.

About the mentor

Ida Hiršenfelder is a Ljubljana, Slovenia-based sound artist and archivist. She performs with an onomatopoeic alias beepblip. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes by use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. Her solo album Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by Kamizdat label. She currently studies Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Web: https://beepblip.org/ Sound: https://beepblip.bandcamp.com/

[ČIPke] programme is supported by Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for art.