WarpMeet Sunday 31 May will take place in NCCA, Parap, Darwin, 6-8pm. Welcome!
Put simply, our eardrums and brain translates waves in the air into sound. Most microphones work in the same way; recording sound waves moving through air. But what if we want to listen to a sound from within an object? Contact microphones picks up the sound waves through the solid matter, not through the air around it. Contact microphones are often used with acoustic instruments, but can also be used for more experimental sound creations.
You can easily make your own contact microphone for a few dollars:
Scott Petersen shows how to make your own contact microphone.
Listen to this intriguing recording from a Scandinavian friend, “rizzi”:
The sound of branches through the trunk of trees.
See you at the next WarpMeet, 31 May 6-8pm at DVAA, Darwin!
Darwin Visual Arts 31 May
In this WarpMeet we will play around with microphones, contact microphones, hydrophones, effects, modules, art materials, found objects – anything really!
Darwin Visual Arts 29 March
Watch unden bending reality with his Roland Space Echo, a microphone, a theremin and a small modular setup.
First WarpMeet at DVAA: Sunday March 29th 2015 6.00-8.00pm.
Theme: Warped Experiments
A monthly gathering focusing on sound, sound art, electronics and new media, open to anyone to participate as performer/artist/viewer.
WarpMeet is an opportunity for artists to find a supportive space to network and exchange ideas, both with peers and the community.
This years Warp Festival is over. Saturday started with a very interesting Open Source workshop with Bong and Danny, and was followed by live video techniques with Timothy Parish. Benjamin Kolaitis challenged our perception of what a musical instrument is, and Mats Unden had everyone playing Theremin, patching cables and tweaking knobs. The evening ended in bass filled heavy beats with Low End Theory. Big thanks to everyone who came and participated!
First day of the festival is over. All went really well, with workshops by Syren and MC Monk, live performance by John Tarry and late night beats with MC Monk. Big thanks to all who helped out, the artists, and the staff at Happy Yess. Now, get ready for Day Two!
Jon Tarry is Guest Lecturer on the CDU Art Forum of this week. Come and meet him on Thursday 12 pm, Charles Darwin University, Blue 2A.
Benjamin Kolaitis has arrived in the NT and has gone bush, hunting for materials to make musical instruments from… Very excited to see what he will do on Saturday 5 pm!