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Ardi & Joel Play the String Instrument

Ardi & Joel Play the String Instrument
Ardi Gunwan and Joel Stern play Ardi's Spatial String instrument testing its limitations and its sounds.

Dylan, Asep & Wukir Plough Drum Machine

Dylan, Asep & Wukir Plough Drum Machine
An old Javanese plough that Wukir brought into the workshop was worked on by Dylan and Asep and resulted in a robotic percussive drum machine.

Workshop Diary #4 – Announcements

Workshop Diary #4 - Announcements
So much has been happening at the Instrument Builders Workshop at iCAN.. Coming soon we'll be presenting half-term reports on all the works being developed here as a series of short video portraits.

Catatan Workshop #2

Catatan Workshop #2
Pasa sesi penutup kemarin Rod Cooper mengeluarkan salah satu gitar buatannya dan memainkan salah lagu dari koleksi lagu blues putus asa Melbourne. Sungguh menghibur dan bikin putus asa.

Total ‘Woh’: Mount Merapi

Total 'Woh': Mount Merapi
During the early week, as a starting point I had been working on creating a small oscillator leaving its modulation inputs open for some form of external control.

Catatan Workshop #1

Catatan Workshop #1
Banyak kegiatan and suara bising memenuhi ruang workshop di iCAN. Asep Nata membuat semua orang bingung dengan karyanya--dia membuat lonceng sapi dari logam tong. Bentuknya terlihat menarik, begitu pun suaranya, yang menghasilkan 3 nada berbeda.

Workshop Diary #3 – Artist Talks

Workshop Diary #3 - Artist Talks
Today at Instrument Builders Project, the participating artists gave short (well, actually, some were pretty long) presentations on their work, approach and key ideas. It was an important exercise in thinking through the form that the collaborations and works will take.

Workshop Diary #2

Workshop Diary #2
At the end of yesterday's session Rod Cooper pulled out one of his home-made guitars and ran through his songbook of desperate-man Melbourne blues. Very entertaining and suitably desperate.

Workshop Diary #1

Workshop Diary #1
Lots of activity and deafening noise already sounding in the iCAN workshop. Asep Nata has been grinding everyone into oblivion in the production of a mutant cowbell crossed with a steel drum.

Asep Nata

Asep Nata
Asep Nata is an ethnomusicologist from Bandung, Indonesia. He has over the years studied at various institutions including ANU in Canberra with Dr. Linda Connor (Australia) dan Patsy Asch (USA)