This April STEIM will be hosting two workshops by Václav and Ondřej of Standuino.
Standuino is one part electronics platform, one part Czech cultural initiative that celebrates the bastl DIY music culture of soviet-era Czechoslovakia. At STEIM’s Patterns + Pleasure festival in 2011, Standuino impressed us not just with their extremely cool open-source digital arduino-based synthesizers, but also that they hitch-hiked all the way from the Czech Republic to Amsterdam in order to be part of our Handmade Music Symposium!
For the return of Standuino to Amsterdam we’ve asked Václav and Ondřej to put together something special. So instead of giving one workshop they’ll be giving two. The first, on April 3rd, is a one-day workshop where you can build and take home the microGranny granular sampler – the microGranny workshop is also a beginner’s introduction to DIY electronics with tie-ins to Czech DIY electronic music history. The second is a special limited-capacity intensive weekender, April 6-7, where you’ll build the fraAngelico and then learn to modify the hardware and arduino synthesis code to fully customize it to do whatever you want.
Be sure to sign up soon while spots are still available!