The Sound Scanner
6. - 7. September 2016
This is a workshop intended for musicians and technology and DIY enthusiasts. During the two days, the participants create a small sonic instrument, which will convert small objects with a rough surface into sound.
Packpacking the Electronic Textiles Studio
1. September - 30. November 2016
This residency is about developing a final version of the "PIFpack" – a proposal for an electronic textiles workbench packaged into a backpack. The design is inspired by observations and experiences from a week of hacking during PIFcamp 2016. The residency is carried out with weekly open studio days, a workshop and a documentation of the process in order for anyone else to hack and pack their own backpack.
Sensing the Spectrum
24. February 2016
This workshop by the polyvalent artist Matthew Biederman will introduce the fundamentals of exploring the electromagnetic spectrum through the use of a Software Defined Radio (SDR).
808 Kick Drum Module workshop
4. - 6. November 2015
In the two-day workshop participants build a Paper-Synthesizer 808KD, a Kick Drum Module, a Functional Clone of Tr-808 Bass Drum. It is The sound of 80´s hip hop and electro and one of the most cloned and copied electronic musical circuits of all time. Clever functionality of this particular circuit provides a good starting point for learning analog percussive sound synthesis.