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December, 2011

Teremini workshop and Teremidi orchestra in Zagreb

Theremin2On 16th and 17th December 2011  Media Lab I'MM_ in Zagreb hosted the Theremidi workshop. The workshop was led by multimedia artist Borut Savski - with the help of the by-now notorious Ljubljana Theremidi Orchestra. LJUDMILA and TRIVIA ART as guests at Media Lab I'MM_ in Zagreb.


Friday, 16th of December, 17.00 – 20.00 and Saturday, 17th of December, 14.00 – 20.00 - Media Lab I’MM_'s Hacklab at the Student centre in Zagreb.


The workshop

Theremin (originally named eterofon, tereminofon or termenovox/terminovox) is one of the earliest electronic instruments. It was patented in 1926 by Lev Sergeyevich Termen from Russia and is unique in a way that it is most likely the only electronic instrument that can be played without touching it. It can be build from two radio oscillators and two antennas. We play on it by moving our hands around the antennas thus regulating the tone’s intensity and height. The participants will learn short stories of the theremin’s history, development and technical characteristics. They will build their own theremin and connect it to the computer which will help them create and compose new, more interesting sounds and/or video recordings.

The mentor
Borut Savski (KUD TRIVIA) is an intermedia, interdisciplinary and multimedia artist that feels very comfortable working with sound, music, generative abstract video, robotic/cybernetic objects for which he says are a “metaphor” – as a part of generative interactive systems which are a metaphor of the “living” systems. His most important field of work are more intelligent horizontal connections between people and creation & development of non-hierarchical frames in practice and these things are not very easy to do in Slovenia.

Theremidi Orchestra
Six members of the Ljubljana Theremidi Orchestra will be assisting at the workshop and will perform together with the new theremins. These members are: Robertina Šebjanič, Ida Hiršenfelder, Saša Špačal, Luka Frelih, Matic Urbanija and Dare Pejič.

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I'MM_ is a newly created Media laboratory in Zagreb as a part of the programme Culture of Change at the SC. It is set up in a fine art classroom inside the cult MM complex and is a follow-up of a successful “Artduino presents you Arduino” workshop.

The I’MM_ consists of three frames: a) Hacklab – workshop, b) Open workshops on weekends with domestic and international instructors / hackers / artists, c) Media laboratory (theory and curatorial practices, international lecturers in the field of new media)

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