Electromagnetic Field Detector DIY electronics WORKSHOP

Mentor: Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip)

Space: RAMPA Laboratorij, Likozarjeva 1, Ljubljana

Friday, 3 December 2021, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, 4 December, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Number of participants: 10 participant

Age: from 16 years of age

Apply with an online form, until 25 November 2021

More information: petra.vanic@rampalab.org

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.

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

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

About the mentor: Ida Hiršenfelder is a Ljubljana, Slovenia-based sound artist and archivist. She performs under 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/