The workshop is based on an open-source, free circuit Elektrosluch: electromagnetic wave detector* translating the electromagnetic (EMF) spectrum into audio frequencies. It entails the assemblage of an electronic detector for field recording, gaining knowledge in DIY electronics and soldering.
The second part of the workshop entails testing the new device in the field and learning about field recording techniques, the importance of input amplitude or gain of the signal, attentively listening to different rhythms, pulsations, timbres, densities and textures of electromagnetic smog in the immediate environment.
The third part is about indexing and preparing field recordings in Audacity audio editor, processing and mixing the captured recordings in a demo version of the Reaper digital audio workstation (DAW), treating them as samples for electronic music, and making a short electroacoustic composition.
The three-part workshop materials (tutorials) are accompanied by a lecture on the characteristics of electromagnetism and sound frequency spectrum to understand the distinction between two very different physical phenomena measured in Hertz and to explain the effect of EM frequencies on the environment and biotic organisms.
Rampa Lab, ČIPke Initiative, Ljubljana, 3-4 December 2021
Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Osmo/za, Slovenska cesta 54, 25-26 February 2022
Rampa Lab, ČIPke Initiative, Ljubljana, 14-16 November 2022
Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, 20-22 December 2022