For this one-day workshop, Polish electronic noise artist Ewa Justka will guide you through the creation of a unique, multi-faceted electronic instrument and effects unit – The Voice Odder.
The Voice Odder is a simple electronic circuit based on delay IC. It can generate various sounds – from echo and delay effect to reverb, extreme resonance sampling and distortion, depending on resistance and voltage.
During the workshop participants will learn how to build electronic circuits: how to solder, read schematics and data sheets, use multimeter and what are the functions of basic electronic components.
The workshop is for beginners in electronics but advanced participants will have fun too!
All of the materials will be provided and are included in price.
Participants will finish the workshop with their own fully-functioning Voice Odder to take away.
“The word is now a virus. The flu virus may have once been a healthy lung cell. It is now a parasitic organism that invades and damages the central nervous system. Modern man has lost the option of silence. Try halting sub-vocal speech. Try to achieve even ten seconds of inner silence. You will encounter a resisting organism that forces you to talk. That organism is the word.” – William S. Burroughs, The Ticket That Exploded
During this workshop participants will free themselves of this “parasitic resisting organism” by building a device specially designed for this purpose. This device will allow the participants to hear the invader and even see him in the form of light. Do not be afraid though! This creature is not dangerous as we will keep it in the form of electronic circuitry where it will be drifting with currents and resistances. Let it speak through your voice, let’s shout it out and modulate it ! We shall not be afraid of The Other!
Ewa Justka is an electronic noise artist, self-taught instrument builder and electronics teacher, originally from Poland and now based in London. In her artistic work Ewa explores the concept of the materiality of the hidden. She investigates modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installations, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. Her main field of research is based on the exploration of the materiality of objects and vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants, electronic circuits): a varied range of micro- and macro-environments and the relations between them.
This workshop is part of a wider Fort Process workshop programme, and is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England.