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Less is more - how to build a personal electronic instrument

23 October 1930 Tvibit, Konsertsalen

The Russian sound alchemist Rihardas Norvila will host a workshop on how to create a personal electronic instrument with the minimal equipment required. Norvila has researched for years how to play an interesting analogue electronic performance
using as minimal gear as possible and in 2016 he performed 12 different sets in Moscow using that knowledge.

This workshop is specially suitable for artists working within Ambient, Drone, Soundtrack, Abstract & Minimal, but anyone interested is welcome. Norvila will demonstrate how he builds his instruments, followed by a short set played with the instrument. The workshop participants will also jam with the instrument combined with the software that they normally use for their production. The aim is to compare the use of software and minimal hardware in creating music in the genres named above.

Participants should bring their PC/mac with their preferred software for music production.

This workshop is open for all and free of charge. Please sign up for the workshophere.

This workshop is presentented as part of the Cloud Exit project, supported by Talent Norge and Sparebank1 Nord Norge.

Insomnia Workshops 2019

 General info:

Insomnia has always sought to be a creative force of the vibrant music community in the north. One of our means to do this is to program a series of workshops each year, hosted by some of the interesting artists visiting the festival. This year the workshop program is as varied as our music program: from learning about African beats and drum methods by Nihiloxica to creating 3D visuals with Sabrina Ratte.  Abelton courses for beginners with Gaute Barlindhaug and for the more advanced with Perera Elsewhere. There will be an FM Synth crash course with Center of the Universe, and last but not least, Russian sound alchemist, Rihardas Norvila, will teach you how to create your personal electronic instrument. And if you are hungry for more after this - Rudow will host a weekend of field recording later in the year.


So dont be shy – if you are curious about electronic music production now is the time to get started!

Earlier Event: October 23
Later Event: October 24
Samisk Hybelmiddag!