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Friday, May 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pop, Crackle, Crunch: Contact Mic 101

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Explore how everyday objects such as tin cans, sandpaper, bubble wrap, and plastic combs can become strange and beautiful musical instruments when amplified with a simple contact microphone. This workshop will cover the basics of how contact mics work, construct new musical instruments with everyday items, and make a lot of sound!

We will also talk about improvisation and graphic scores as a way of composing for these new musical instruments. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate on a simple graphic score, which everyone will perform as a group.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children ages 8 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Sarah Belle Reid

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She is a co-developer of the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for trumpet: an open-source, wireless... Read More →

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Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217