Amplifying Textiles – Textile and Sound Laboratory

Amplifying Textiles – Textile and Sound Laboratory (23. – 25. April)


This workshop conducted by Berit Greinke – researcher in textile design and digital sound – will offer a closer look at potential connections of textile, materials and sound design. The participants will get an insight in how to construct simple synthesisers or sonified textile objects – using conductive materials and both analogue and digital electronic tools. Participants can utilise the textile sensors developed in the former workshop „Sensing Through Fabric“ led by Mika Satomi and adapt them. In this workshop the students will learn about processes of ‚data sonification‘ and building homemade musical instruments with textile materials. 

 

 

Sound Controller: Excitebike by Matt Ruby

Excitebike is an interactive artwork which subverts interface controls for the original video game Excitebike by replacing the user’s hands with sound as the point of interaction. The piece is presented as a television wired to the original game and then to a motocross helmet. The helmet has an embedded microphone that allows the user’s voice to control the system.