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Sunday 6 September 2015, 12–6pm, OTO Project Space

Tasos Stamou – Circuit Bending Workshop

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Circuit bending workshop led by sound artist and music technologist Tasos Stamou. Capacity limited to 20 people.

The workshop will provide a practical and theoretical introduction in modifying and alternative electronic instrument design techniques using recycled electronics. It is suitable for beginners, as well as to more experienced hackers and sound explorers who wish to push forward their ideas and projects of innovative sound interfaces.

- Learn the necessary techniques to turn ‘hackable’ electronic sound toys into useful sonic devices and experimental electronic music instruments.

- Practical, hands-on workshop, including all tips to the most common and effective circuit bending modifications.

- Theoretical introduction to handmade electronic instruments, including historical context and presentation of contemporary artists utilizing DIY electronics.

- Participants are welcome to bring their own electronic toys for bending, otherwise hackable toys will be provided from a large selection. Please contact us with any questions regarding “hackability” of your own devices.

- Workshop participants will have the chance to perform with their own hacked instruments as members of an improvised Circuit Bending Orchestra during a public performance after the workshop completion. 

Tasos Stamou

Electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist.

During a decade of sound performances and recordings, Tasos Stamou has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic composition. Long and continuous pieces are created on stage or in the studio using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His gear consists of acoustic (prepared zither, reeds, recorders, objects) and electronic instruments (handmade electronics, modular synthesizer systems and live processed feedback loops). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.

Although mainly a solo performer and recording artist, he frequently collaborates with other sound artists, improvisers and experimentalists (such as Adam Bohman, Alan Wilkinson, London Improvisers Orchestra, Mike Cooper, Andrea Parkins, Kuupuu & Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi, Ilan Manouach, Ignaz Schick, Magda Mayas, Arma Agharta, Thodoris Ziarkas, etc.) at various venues and festivals for innovative music.

He is currently leading a workshop series exploring circuit bending & hardware hacking for experimental sound production.

www.tasosstamou.com