SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 2-4pm
INTIMATE INSTRUMENTS WORKSHOP @MUSIC TECH FEST
Prešernova cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
At the Intimate Instruments Workshop on September 19, 2015, participants are invited to build and play their very own Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion. The Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion is a musical instrument that cannot be heard by an audience. It is specifically for two players, who face each other and bite down on the opposing ends to play. Vibrations flow through the teeth, using each player’s nasal cavities as a resonant chamber. The instrument’s tones are acutely (sometimes painfully) audible to players, but not bystanders. Workshop participants – either alone or in pairs – will receive a Linguaphone kit, instructions, and collaborative help in customizing and building their instrument. A communal performance will follow the workshop on Sunday September 20th at 6pm.
Chris Reilly is a Detroit-area artist, hacker and teacher. Chris holds a MFA from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University. Working individually and collaboratively, his artwork explores telepresence, relationships, physical subjectivity and community building with media including games, performances, relational objects, robots, and open-source hardware/software projects. Chris has shown artwork in solo and group art exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent shows include the Ann Arbor Film Festival; the Intimate Instruments workshop at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; a public installation at Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, CA; and collaborative projects in Hong Kong’s Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. His works have been profiled in Make Magazine, Wired Magazine, and Punk Planet, and Chris has published art texts in Geez Magazine and Infinite Mile.
From the 18th to the 20th of September, Music Tech Fest is coming to Central Europe. #MTFCentral is the festival of music ideas: a weekend of musical discovery and experimentation, held at the incredible Cankarjev Dom in the heart of Ljubljana. Expect to become part of new musical performances and try out cutting edge technologies. There will be opportunities to get involved in new inventions and experiments, jam onstage and hack at the 24hr Hack Camp. We are interested in music for everyone: music that inspires us, enriches our lives and brings people together. Come and connect and collaborate with artists, innovators, and thinkers from around the world and help us celebrate and invent the future of music.
The Intimate Instruments Workshop is made possible in part by a residency with Spread Art @detroit contemporary; a residency at Maker Works Ann Arbor; a project grant from New Music USA; and Eastern Michigan University’s Provost Reseach Support Award.