Noise machine building

Day 2 – Vicky Clarke – Build a noise machine! Register for this day here

A hands on DIY audio electronics session for beginners where you will build your very own Noise Machine, which translates light into sound!

What’s a Noise Machine? A simple synthesizer circuit that makes a buzzing droning electronic sound. The light sensor changes the tone of the sound. In the first part of this session, you’ll learn about electronic components, how a circuit works and build your own instrument. In the afternoon we will experiment with turntables, light and paper to generate noise rhythms with your newly built machine.

Vicky Clarke is a sound and visual artist working with handmade electronic instruments and sound sculpture. Her practice encompasses a range of audio formats, technologies, sound objects and archive material to create sound that explores noise, space and human-machine interaction. Recent performances include CTM Festival Berlin,  Push: Music at Texture and Waves around Edges a live composition responding to the Delia Derbyshire archive for Manchester After Hours at John Rylands Library. She is co-founder of Noise Orchestra a project developing electronic Noise Machines that translate light into sound; undertaking international tech residencies at STEIM and Q-02. This summer ‘Journey Through the Mirror Pool’, a multi-channel sound installation opened at the National Science and Media Museum and she is now developing portable synthesizers for ENLIGHT: European Light Expression Network which will premier at Rome Media Art festival in 2018.