Mycelium to Midi with the Mushroom Music Bio-Sonification Module!

January 8th & 10th, 7pm to 10pm Build your own Nanotopian MIDI Bio-Sonification Module and start listening to the biology around you! Advance enrollment is required to secure your kit! Register by December 27th

This workshop is taking place at co:Lab 906 Queen Street West, Toronto  

Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you. Next time you go on a picnic bring along your Mushroom Music Bio-sonification Module & listen to the sounds of the forest, how it responds to your presence then, place the electrodes onto your friends or hook up your houseplant and see how it really feels!
Participants receive step by step guidance putting together their own Mushroom Music Bio-Sonification Module kit and help in understanding how the device works. Once kits are built participants are shown how to change Midi scales/channels, LED brightness and more with Arduino. We will discuss MIDI and how it works.
Last half of the workshop participants place electrodes onto plants, fungi, themselves or each other and listen to their Bio-data through Ableton Live, Animoog, Model 15 (or similar digital music apps and analogue synths) creating a Bio-Sonification Symphony!

Various plants, soil and Mycelium will be available during the workshop for
participants to place their electrodes onto along with iConnectivity Midi to USB/Lightning connectors for participants to try out different instruments/software; Ableton, Animoog on iPad, Model 15 (on iPhone & iPad), Moog Mother32s, Make Noise NoCoast, etc. Other possibilities are shown and discussed, for instance, Ableton Max/MSP Midi video disruption!

Each participant receives their very own Mushroom Music Bio-Sonification Module kit, a Module container file that they can 3D print offsite and a lo-tech version we will put together during the workshop, a set of electrodes and electrode pads or electrode clips (participants can choose during the workshop). The Mushroom Music Bio-Sonification Modules were created by Tosca Teran with the assistance of Manuel Domke and Sam Cusumano!

Prerequisite? Using a soldering iron is super helpful as we will be soldering electrical components to circuit boards (We will also show people how-to). Some Ableton Live knowledge is helpful, but not necessary!
Please bring along one (or both) of the following: a laptop with Ableton live installed or Smartphone or iPad with the Animoog app or Model 15 app installed or Mini Moog Model D!  Please bring headphones.
Try Live for free (30 day trial) https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

USB/Lightning connectors by iConnectivity will be available for participants to try out with their iPads/iPhones/Androids (and purchase) or purchase ahead of class through Moog Audio!

 

 

CV Sundays at nanopod studio

Noise enthusiasts, Moog enthusiasts, eurorack enthusiasts, and general sound making enthusiasts! nanopod: Hybrid Studio is starting up a thing.

CV Sundays BYOA (bring your own amp)

Our Mother 96, DFAM, Make Noise and other modular devices and sound makers will be set-up.
Bring your gear, share a patch + learn a patch!

We intend to hold CV Sunday BYOA once a month at the studio and see what blossoms.

Special guests will be invited to demo their patches, sound experiments and the like.

CV Sundays are free, however space is limited
in the future we may require people to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Link takes you to our Google Calendar, where you can add CV Sundays to your own calendar.

BYOA: we have limited speakers, amp (singular for now), so please feel free to bring over your own large or small speakers.