Four Days, Four Workshops
Interview with Jasmin Blasco of Dublab Radio
Jasmin and Elliot talk about Moogfest, the square wave oscillator workshops, the history of drawing devices as a tool for making music, making music on a Mac Plus in 1987, the democratization of new technology, the Minimoog, postmodernism, musicology, the meaning of “time,” polka, raga, EDM, black midi, what inspires composers and artists, technology fetishes, gear lust, and sitting on the floor playing a Realistic MG-1 in a music shop in Great Falls, Montana twenty years ago — in no particular order.
Complete Dublab Moogfest 2017 Day 1 Livestream archive here.
Workshop Prep 1: Parts, and Parts, and Parts
Workshop Prep 2: Synth in a Brown Paper Bag
Musical Pencil at Work
Musical Pencil Technical Notes, Schematics, and Demos here
A (Random) Forest of Musical Pencils at Moogfest
And Then What Was…
Was What Had Been.
Thanks to Lorna-Rose, Vivian, James, Jessie, Arikai, Michael, Zack, and everyone else who helped me throughout the four sessions of the Musical Pencil Synth Make-and-Take at Moogfest 2017.
Over four days, we built 53 kits with participants, almost all of whom had no electronics experience, but left Moogfest with a square wave oscillator they had built themselves — all wrapped up in a brown paper bag.
~ WEI 2017