RUSL FEST 2022 is just around the corner and we’re working hard prepping our Trash Sounds workshop. Here you’ll find all you need to know about the workshop and what is included in the ticket.
First off, the workshop is designed to support individual needs and interests. We welcome people who want to learn something new and also people who already have something in mind they want to build.
If you want to learn how to build your very own instrument, using “trash”, then this is the workshop for you. Everyone learns on their own pace and due to the vast experience of our workshop leaders, you can decide to learn new skills in the process. You don’t have to learn everything, just find the thing that interests you the most and build from there!
The workshop leaders: Robin, Karl, Sean, Sigga and Jack.
Trash Sounds, a week-long workshop on designing and performing with intelligent musical instruments made from discarded materials.
Dates: 27.06. - 02.07. 2022
Age limit: 20
Location: Fúsk, Gufunes, 112 Reykjavík (Iceland) a.k.a. Grafarvogur
Language: Our instructors speak both Icelandic and English but we will mostly use English
Areas we will look at:
Interested in any of these areas?
You don’t have to learn all if it or use all your new skills for your musical instrument. Simply pick the fields you’re most interested in. This is a relaxed setting where each participants can choose their own learning path. The instructors will be there with you, building their own stuff and helping others out with theirs.
Anything can be a musical instrument if you've got imagination.
All participants will receive direct instruction in the topics above, using their new skills to rehabilitate waste materials into living musical objects
To show off your new skills, we will collectively improvise music daily at one of the many unique sites at FÚSK Gufunes. Musical experimentation is encouraged and mistakes are welcomed!
Whether you’re a beginner, a musician, maker or anything in between, you are very welcome to join the workshop. Together we will create a friendly environment where everyone listens to and learns from each other.
The schedule is as follows:
The Schedule for the Festival
Included in the price of the ticket is not only the Trash Sounds workshop itself but also tickets to some of RUSL FEST’s most popular events, such as parties and concerts like Massage and Buxur.
Furthermore, the festival provides vegan food for lunch and dinner each day of the workshop so you won’t go hungry!
To bring discarded materials to life, participants will use a kit loaned by the Intelligent Instruments Lab for the duration of the workshop. Central to this kit is the Bela high performance interactive audio and sensor platform (http://bela.io/). The kit also includes various sensors and actuators allowing participants’ creations to perceive motion, vibration and light, and in turn vibrate and resonate objects and materials of choice.
Tickets are available at: https://tix.is/is/event/13336/rusl-fest/
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