Institute of Sound - Horse Bazaar - 27 Oct 2008

Electronic arts collective Clan Analogue presents Institute of Sound, a new series of monthly electronic music production workshops, on Monday the 27th of October, 7pm, at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St in the city.

Each month a guest presenter examines an aspect of electronic music performance and production, including live demonstrations and a Q&A session, followed by a live performance and opportunity for members of the audience to take part in hands-on jamming.

The discovery of electricity during the 19th century introduced the world to lighting, telegraph, radio and telephone. It was also to have a profound influence on the sounds of music to come. In October Institute of Sound examines Techniques & Technologies from Electronic Music History, presented by Robert Boehm and Jeremy Smith of Winduptoys, exploring important stepping stones in the 100 year evolution of electronic music. They will use their vast experience as sound engineers and musicians to trace a journey through the early innovations and processes that have led us to the music-making of today and the future, including the history of turntables, early electronic instruments such as the theremin, use of noise and randomness, the seeds of sampling, early recording and the use of effects. There will also a discussion on how these techniques and ideas can be utilised in music today.

A live performance by Winduptoys will follow the workshop, along with a special DJ set showcasing classic selections from electronic music history. Audience members can have a hands-on play with equipment such as the theremin, syndrums and analogue FX units.

Entry to the workshop is free.

The Institute of Sound continues on the last Monday of each month, with a session on Audio Mastering presented by Martin Koszolko (Koshowko) on the 24th of November.