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DIY Musical Instruments Workshop

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Learn to build an instrument and customize it: The DIY-instrument can function as synth voice, as a lo-fi sample player or 8 bit drum machine.

The workshop is a collaboration between Bergen Public Library and BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Art.

For this 2 day workshop with Jan Willem Hagenbeek & Steven Pickles, you will learn how to build, solder and customize the instrument, from both the inside and outside. The workshop is great for beginners who want to learn soldering to create their own instrument, but also for people who are a little bit more experienced as well as musicians that want to add extra sounds to their existing setup.

Example of the sound that can be created with the DIY instrument

Minimum Age: 16 years
Costs: 175,- for electronics/PCB. You get to keep your instrument!

Sign up by sending an email to marieke.verbiesen@bek.no

The workshop is a collaboration between Bergen Public Library and BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Art.


About the workshop leaders

Jan Willem Hagenbeek (NL) is an electronic musician that has been making his own instruments and DIY music equipment, and started out by modifying existing instruments. He also creates his own modular instruments under the moniker “Ginko Synthese”, based in the Hague, the Netherlands and is interested in the ‘what, how and why’ behind analogue instruments and electronics, utilizing trial-and-error based techniques.

Steven Pickles (AU), better known as “Pix” is a founding member of Hackerspace Adelaide, Australia where DIY knowledge & resources are freely shared and exchanged. He also works for ANAT the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and has an enduring fascination with all things geeky.


Last updated 2017-03-09.

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Time and place

Venue: Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek
From: March 25, 2017 10:00
to: March 26, 2017 16:00

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