Samsung Digital Classroom: Build a Synthesizer (16 - 19 years old)

Visit Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains and build a DIY synthesizer with London Music Hackspace and Tara Pattenden

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday, 20 – Sunday, 21 May 2017

  • Seminar Room 4

  • Under 26

  • Tickets cost £18.00

Past Event

Learn how to build your own electronic synthesizer with London’s Music Hackspace and Tara Pattenden and visit The Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal Remains show to see how the synth changed music. The workshop will get you hands on with electronics, teaching you the basics of building a music machine and also experiment to create a sound your unique sound.

Over two days you will learn about electronics while building your very own Lerango Drone machine. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone interested in electronics.

The Lerango Drone is an electronic instrument that produces drones and atonal rhythms. It features three oscillators each with their own pitch and volume control.

• 3 Oscillators.
• Pitch control for each oscillator.
• Volume control for each oscillator.
• 6.5" jack output.

Building it yourself will give you the opportunity to tune and experiment with the sound making your own unique instrument. You will learn to solder, read schematics and gain an understanding of basic electronics.

The V&A Samsung Digital Classroom is a series of workshops for 16 – 19 year olds which give practical skills and career insight in emerging areas of digital art and design. All workshops are led by expert artists and designers and give you a unique opportunity to find out more about working in the creative sectors.

TARA PATTENDEN is an artist and instrument maker and educator who has been working in sound and electronic media for the past 20 years. She performs with Goodiepal and Pals, the fckn bstrds and solo as Phantom Chips.

With her Phantom Chips project she makes her own wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound, and in this workshop she will be presenting her lerando drone machine.

MUSIC HACKSPACE is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. We incorporate diverse methodologies and aim to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio than has not been possible before. It’s with these technologies that we base our programme of workshops, artist talks and meetups, and hope to encourage people of all backgrounds and skill levels to create and engage with music in previously unrealised ways.