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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Moogfest | Dial Tones .: Raleigh
Published on Nov 22, 2016 Moogfest
Dial-Tones is a series of Moogfest curated events celebrating the form and frequencies surrounding the art of synthesis, circuitry, drone, and micro tonal compositions. Hunt Library and Moogfest are throwing a free workshop: build + play for NCSU Students on November 4th.
Part I: MOOG Synth Build & Intro to Sound Synthesis
Teaching & Visualization Lab taught by Chris Howe, Engineer at Moog A Moog engineer will facilitate a synth building workshops, where participants of all skill levels will discover the beauty and power of analog circuitry and the principles of subtractive synthesis. Attendees should be prepared for a hands-on, intensive and fun learning experience.
Part II: Leveraging the Library of the Future for Multimedia Creativity
Taught by NCSU Libraries staff. Following the synth build, attendees will attend one of three workshop tracks that will combine the Moog Werkstatt synthesizers with Hunt Library’s unique technology offerings:
Taught by Jason Evans Groth in the Music Room studios. Learn basic composition and beatmaking while recording sounds from the Moog synth in the Libraries’ Music Rooms and Media Production Studios.
Visualizing Sound with Code:
Taught by Walt Gurley in the Creativity Studio. Create live, generative visualizations using the Processing coding language and the sound and voltage outputted from the Moog synth.
Taught by Adam Rogers/Lauren Di Monte/Matthew O’Connell in the Teaching & Visualization Lab. Use the easy-to-learn Arduino platform to extend the Moog synth’s capabilities with additional circuits, sensors, and code.
An interactive drone performance by local musicians CALAPSE, Hanz, JIL, Oak City Slums, PlayPlay, and Trandle at the Hunt Library Auditorium. Each musician takes turns incorporating Moog Werkstatts built in the recent NCSU student workshop while the drone sound output generates algorithmic student-created visuals.
Following the Dial-Tones workshop and performance at NCSU’s Hunt Library, Curator Oak City Slums and Moogfest hosted a party at Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh."