A how-to for making your own custom acoustic-tech ‘monochord’. Viewers are show how to select, combine and play materials. All tools are shown and techniques demonstrated. Various options to suit your very own build.
Barry’s approach is a akin to a recipe where he suggests potential ingredients, a step by step process (how & why), and even some serving suggestions.
Ltd. cassette with die cut cover, block colour insert, full print cover/insert & vinyl sticker. (J-Card – Gmund No Color No Bleach – No Bleach 300gsm / Insert – Gmund Matt 38 – 300gsm Full print – Archival Photo Paper – Satin 290gsm) 3 options for front cover.
Each item is assembled by hand. The mark of the maker can be found on the surface of the items, showing the efforts to manipulate materials and minimise waste. For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.
The UM66 chip was designed to play popular monophonic melodies: The chip used in this circuit plays several melodies. The UM66 is used two times. They are not synchronised. This DIY EMI has potentiometers to control voltage starve & volume as well as a switch to change the ‘bent’ character of the sound. It is possible to use headers sockets for the ICs to allow them to be swapped, enabling user control over the output.
This version was designed with a Winter celebration in mind, hence the name FESTIVUS as celebrated in regions of Europe and beyond. Nollaig na mBan! (little/women’s christmas Ireland) Trettondedag (13th day Sweden) día de los Reyes Magos (3 kings day Spain), also; Epiphany.
‘It’s the night the taxi drivers quiver in their boots’ Pauline – Cork
(Battery not included.) These DIY EMIs require a 3v CR2032 battery for power. The output is a mono mini jack (3.5mm).
On this tape you will hear a series of examples intended to assist you in your journey. The examples on this tape are designed for you to run trials prior to your attempt to join. The 11 pieces will give basic directions and illustrate disruptions and interference experienced by the traveller on their journey.
The waymarkers are made using an FM transmitter these will play a continuous loop tuned to an agreed frequency. The traveller using a radio tuned to the frequency can then pick up the signal. Each loop can be used to impart information covertly, giving directions, warnings and other information. The pieces included here are simply the beginnings of the loops needed to traverse the land safely.
With special guest Reggie Chamberlain-King, editor of the anthology The Black Dreams: Strange Stories from Northern Ireland, published by Blackstaff Press earlier this month.
Reggie will be introducing some contributors to the anthology from the Seamus Heaney Centre, including Sam Thompson, Aislinn Clarke, and Emma Devlin. There will be live musical accompaniment to some of the readings, and the opportunity to buy the book on the night.