Would you like to learn how to make software instruments out of sounds you hear in your everyday life? How to intertwine a guitar riff into your electronic beats? Maybe you want to learn about the usage of voice as an instrument? Or perhaps you are the party goer who thinks the visuals are the “make or break” factor of the night?
Through our many collaborative projects, Insomnia strives to support the electronic music community in Tromsø, and one of the key things we do each year is to host several workshops covering the realm of electronic music production, however, this year we have a workshop program that know will appeal to the music makers of all genres. We will also step outside of the music production sphere, and offer a beginners workshop for those who would like to explore the world of making visuals, a key element in creating a good party.
Spaces are limited, so remember to sign up here
Workshop – Sunday 14th October – 15:00 / Small Projects
Would you like to be a Video Jockey or are you curious about the creation and manipulation of imagery in real-time through technological mediation, in synchronisation to music?
In this workshop you will get an introduction to VJing and the technologies used in creative image manipulations. After a short theoretical part by workshop leader VJ Haust, you will be guided through using VJ software for the full process of preparing images, to performing your own VJ sets with music.
Workshop – Wednesday 24th October – 13:00 / Tvibit
In this workshop we invite those of you with some experience in music production to discover the possibilities of field recordings: How to create music from the sounds. The workshop will focus on both the technical and artistic/creative part of creating music with field recordings.
Workshop – Thursday 25th October – 13:00 / Tvibit
In this workshop you will join Finnish band Jesse in discovering how acoustic instruments can be used and intertwined with electronic music. They will show techniques to integrate guitars and percussion into the electronic world. By participating in this workshop you will learn about the possibilities of the interaction between electronic music and more traditional instruments, and what gear to use for this purpose.
Workshop – Friday 26th October – 13:00 & 16:00 / Tvibit
The aim of this workshop is to explore the transfer of the voice from the body to the electronics.
We will investigate the sounding, articulation, processing, as well as treatment of the voice as an instrument – percussive, melodic, textual, etc. In the course of a two hour session, a small group of participants will be guided in creating a short probing piece for voices and electronics.