Title: Circuit Bending Workshop
Speaker(s): Ilan Green
Date & Time: 12/05/2019, 13:00-17:00
Location: Video Laboratory of InArts in AVARTS, left of Gousis Building
The workshop will be co-organized by the Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music, Research and Applications within the framework of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program of Arts and Audio Technologies.
Ilan Green, Head of New Music Department, Musrara, Naggar Academy of Multidisciplinary Arts and Society, Jerusalem.
In this workshop we'll learn how to dismantle electronic toys, re-bend its circuits to expand the sound possibilities and turn them into original and creative instruments. Step by step, we'll see how these toys are constructed, add some components and re-solder, in order to discover their hidden sounds, which the manufacturer never really wanted to share with us. No earlier experience is needed. Just a few simple tools, and some toys to work on. The toys should be making some sound on demand (via buttons, keys, etc.) and as old as possible, since the toys made in the last years are too closed and don't offer many options for bending. The workshop will last 3-4 hours.
CV of Ilan Green
In this workshop we'll learn how to dismantle electronic toys, re-bend its circuits to expand the sound possibilities and turn them into original and creative instruments. Step by step, we'll see how these toys are constructed, add some components and re-solder, in order to discover their hidden sounds, which the manufacturer never really wanted to share with us. No earlier experience is needed. Just a few simple tools, and some toys to work on. The toys should be making some sound on dMusician, Sound Artist, Instruments builder & Inventor, Video Manipulator , graphic and web designer.
Lecturer, Head of the New Music Dep. at Musrara School of Arts in Jerusalem.
In 1989 established with friends the successful art-rock band TRACTOR'S REVENGE, released 7 CDs, live music for dance (KIR by Ohad Naharin & BATSHEVA dance company), music for plays (OTHELLO, ROMEO & JULLIETE), films and many other projects.
In 2003 esstablished the New-Music Department in Musrara School of Art. 2016 initiated and curated the Instrumenta festival for Instruments Builders in Jaffa Old City.
Producing and playing in other bands:
DURALEX SEDLEX (CD: DOM 1995)
KRECHTZ (1999-2009) with Gil Wasserman. Home-grown electronics, high-end control instruments, kitchen appliances and circuit-bent toys, provide the playground on which KRECHTZ compositions are based. KRECHTZ performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), Istanbul (2004), residency and performance at STEIM (Amsterdam 2002), and many israeli venus and projects.
During the last 20 years composed music and participated in a large number of plays and art performances.
Where does the dark go to when the lights are turned on (1996) - Accompanied with exhibition of illuminated boxes images made by myself.
Small Record (2004) - A collection of songs in hebrew, written, played, sung and recorded at home.
Voices of the Levites (2009) - A special project, in which I have invented and built 16 instruments that used to be played at the 1st and 2nd Temples. The result is performed in a concert, where these instruments are played by 4 players to texts from bible and writings of the time.
Come in Come in (2012) - Rock album performed and recorded with rock musician under my directing. performed also in live concerts.
Sound sculpture and installations:
Takala (2007) - Sound installation made of random feedbacks.
Marimba Table (2007) - Double marimbas mounted on a table to ba played by 2 persons.
Sound Map Tel Aviv (2009) - Site-Specific Audio installation, ART_TLV - The 1st Tel Aviv Biennale.
Sound Map Petach-Tikva (2010) - Petach-Tikva Museum of Art.
According to foreign sources (2011) - Sound installation, Holon Center for Digital Art.
Sound Map Linz (2013) - Ars Electronica Linz 2013
The Audio Tube (2014) - Group exhibition, Musrara New Gallery
Sound (2017) - Group exhibition, Design Museum, Holon