Sonic Interactions workshop

For centuries we have carefully handcraft the interactions of musical instruments, optimizing them for intuitive learning, playability and comfort yet many of the newest tools of musical expression are cold, intangible and use technologies in ways that ignore hundreds of years of accumulated knowledge.

Sonic Interactions is a hands-on workshop in combining concept, craft and composition. This workshop aims to expand our creative repertoire by introducing basic electronics and coding in the context of musical instruments to explore a variety of tangible ways for us to interact with sound to create music.

Using design sprints and accessible prototyping tools like Raspberry Pi and sensors, we aim to combine emergent technologies with existing instruments to create new instruments optimized for musical expression and interactivity. Learn to combine analog and digital approaches by hacking existing musical instruments to create new sonic interactions and experiences.

Haig Armen as one of Canada’s most respected and innovative digital designers, has been designing brands, advertising, and interactive projects for 15 years. As a producer of CBC Radio 3’s groundbreaking online magazine, Haig created editorial, design and marketing strategies that have earned a die-hard audience. Haig has had the honour of winning a variety of awards throughout his career, including no less than three Webby Awards, two Prix Italia for Web Arts and Drama and a Gold Medal from the Art Director’s Club of New York to name only a few. Haig is the founder and creative director of LiFT Studios and holds a position as the Head of Interaction Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Kursus on inglise keeles / The course is in English

Date, time and place of the course: April 15.–17, from 10.00 to 17.00 at Põhja pst , room D306.
Credits: 20 contact hours (3 ECS)
Price: 180  Euros

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