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MALEVICH STRING PLATE WORKSHOP

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Music Fine Arts

DIY: Build your own string instrument (fully booked)

From Tuesday 15 2016 to Thursday 17 March 2016
Price : €10 (student) - €12
Location : BAI_ THE_BRUSSELS_ART_INSTITUTE Plan

Can you assemble a piece of IKEA furniture? 

Fine, then you’ll also manage to fix your own string instrument in no time!

Dutch inventor and musician Yuri Landman fabricated an accessible and pleasant workshop whereby participants will leave with a finished electric instrument.

Based on the famous geometric abstract paintings by Malevich, Landman found a way to enhance the sounds of strings by crossing them. The sounds of these clustered strings can be compared to Chinese gongs, Gamelan bells and spooky metallic sounds often occuring in scary movies.

 

Each participant makes his own sets of crossed strings, resulting in an abstract sound plate sculpture. The instrument is electric, so can be plugged into a guitar amp for maximum sound pressure!

 In the past Yuri Landman has worked for luminaries such as Sonic Youth, Liars, Melt-Banana, Kaki King, Micachu and The Shapes, etc.

 

PRACTICAL:

  • The workshop requires eight hours.
  • You can choose when you want to set in (if you want to spread the workshop over one or two days).
  • You can build an instrument by yourself, or together with a friend.
  • We open the workshop:

Tuesday, March 15th: 17h - 22h

Wednesday, March 16th: 14h - 22h

  • Included are: the wood, bolts, strings, and the screw, so you can start immediately.
  • Thursday March 17, there follows (after a brief rehearsal) a small demonstration of the instruments to the general public:

rehearsal: 17h - 20h

show time: 20h30

(+ Performance Bismuth: 21h00)

 

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