In the summer of 2022, the Intelligent Instruments Lab hosted a workshop at RUSL FEST (TRASH FEST) in Gufunes, Reykjavík. The workshop was called Trash Sounds and the aim was to assist participants in building their own instruments, using only materials that had been discarded by others… better known as “trash”.
RUSL Festival hosts Elín Margot and Llama-Sea welcome the group to the Frog building on the first day of the Trash Sound workshop
The festival was hosted by FÚSK, a group of artists who had their headquarters in Gufunes. The festival itself was weeklong and included various events; exhibitions, concerts, talks, lectures and workshops.
Everyone introduced themselves and got to know each other
In the evening of June 30th, the participants in the Trash Sounds workshop joined the line up for the Massage Party, performing in front of festival goers alongside a few other local and international musical artists.
See original Trash Sounds post: https://iil.is/news/trash-workshop
Participants getting ready to go out hunting for trash
The participants had four days to build and prepare for the concert on Thursday night of the festival. They improvised a 30+ minute piece, which includes the moment seen in this video. In between shots from the performance, we also see moments from the instrument build and the hunt for usable trash.
Best of thanks to all the participants who made this evening so great!