Midi Scrapyard Challenge

Year: 
2004
Festival edition: 
2004
Format: 
workshop project
Jonah Brucker-Cohen: Midi Scrapyard Challenge
Jonah Brucker-Cohen: Midi Scrapyard Challenge

project description

MIDI Scrapyard Challenge is an intensive one-day workshop where participants build simple electronic music controllers (both digital and anlog inputs) out of found or discarded "junk" (old electronics, furniture, outdated computer equipment, appliances, turntables, monitors, gadgets, etc..). Participants also build simple drawing robots or "DrawBots" with motors, batteries, and drawing markers that can be connected to the MIDI interface. At the end of the day or evening, the workshop participants have a small performance/concert where they play their instruments together as a large ensemble. No electronics skills or any experience with technology is necessary for the workshop.

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[01] Jonah Brucker-Cohen: Midi Scrapyard Challenge, photo: Julia von Vietinghoff [02] - [10] Jonah Brucker-Cohen: Midi Scrapyard Challenge, photo: Stefanie Pluta

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