Make a Mozzi Theremin
Create your own Arduino-based electronic synthesizer with artist Chris Jung!
Learn how to use Arduino to make a Theremin — a fun and weird musical instrument played without even touching it. Make haunting electronic sounds and control them with the wave of your hand…or any body part for that matter!
The Theremin is one of the most unique instruments created in the last 100 years. Usually, assembling a Theremin requires a long and intricate process, but we will circumvent this using an Arduino, a sensor, and a speaker.
This is a great workshop if you want a simple intro to using Arduino for creating interactive sound art. Furthermore, through group analysis of examples, you’ll discuss the cultural implications of sound art and interactive sound artists like Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.
Chris Jung (chrishjung.com) is a painter, musician, draftsman and writer, holding a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UBC, and a diploma in Design and Drafting Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. His art practice researches ways of representing subjectivity and chaotic systems. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Gam Gallery and Charles H Scott Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.