Instructions to build a DIY electronic musical instrument.
Compositions using the instruments made following this tutorial can be heard on the toneburst release, ‘Boxes & Blocks”.
The latest TONEBURST release is now available.
The recordings are mono. From instrument to hard drive. From hard drive to tape. Each of the four tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 instrument. The recordings were selected from a pool of recordings made over the course of one working week. Each day (Monday to Friday) four recordings were made using the same guidelines. Four studio improvisations of around five minutes were recorded according to the following guide to how to use the instrument.
Drone to drama.
Drama to drone.
Drone to drama & back.
Drama to drone & back.
After capturing the recordings four of the representations were selected for release.
Cassette & sine instrument.
The recordings should be played back and played along with using the sine instrument. The listener / audience ‘finishes’ a composition by giving it attention. Listening is a form of composition; deciding, discriminating. The inclusion of an instrument with this recording offers another type of participation to the audience. This is to make available and explicit the active role people can have when deciding to spend time on music activities.
Contribute to the composition. Complete the work.
The instrument requires a 12 volt DC power source (2.1mm tip negative) this is not supplied in the box set.
Free event spanning the Friday and Saturday of the Oscillations and Modulations festival, from 1-5.30pm.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM > Subfusc is a live improvisation performance with drums, modular synths and contact mics
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM > BJC with a DIY Instrument demo and live improvisation.
Launch for new TONEBURST release.
‘bjc – Drone & Drama v2 Studies v1′.
Limited edition box set containing cassette tape & Sine Instrument.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM > This is where anything can happen. The table is yours (soundsystem and mixing desk provided = open jack?)