V2_Community Invites Noodlebar: Ciat-Lonbarde Tocante workshop

On the 16th of November we are hosting another synth building workshop in collaboration with Noodlebar and Ciat-Lonbarde.

Nov 2017
18:00 to 22:00

This time we are taking on the Tocante series of instruments and you have the opportunityt to work with the original designer Peter Blasser. It's a chance for you to come and build your own synthesizer, understand the inner workings of your instrument and meet the designer, while saving on the costs at the same time.


Noodlebar is an initiative from Rotterdam based sythesists Mono-Poly & OCS1899 that seeks to continuously explore the far reaches of modular synthesis. Noodlebar has been arranging a wide variety of events in Rotterdam and beyond since 2013, including but not limited to; Workshops, Live performances and Jam sessions. After recently having celebrated 5 years with a festival (Noodlefest) spanning 3 days and 3 venues, Noodlebar is back with another workshop opportunity!
Noodlebar arranges regular events at WunderbarV2_ & MONO in Rotterdam. Find more info and news at www.noodlebar.org


The Baltimore-based musician Peter Blasser designs and builds electronic sound devices for fun and profit with his label Ciat-Lonbarde. After finishing studies in Electronic Music, Chinese, Computer Science and Ancient Greek Blasser also did an apprenticeship with legendary synthmaker Don Buchla. Starting out making guitars and lutes, Peter eventually moved on to making synthesizers often using recycled wood, copper and circuit boards for his unique designs.


The Tocante line of musical instruments is "about" and "touching" the materials of electronics. Each touchpad represents a pitch according to industry "preferred numbers," chosen by old wartime engineers for non-musical purposes. Here they form a unique and haunting musical scale, not unlike that of a gamelan or the neutral intervals of Persian music. Beyond these base pitches, three golden sandrodes flank each touchpad; touching these androgynous nodes yields intermodulation, pitch and timbral shifts, and emergent chaotic masses. The instruments come in three flavors: thyris the triangle, bistab the square, and phashi the circle. The oscillators sound like a bowed string, a most powerful clarinet, and a howling serene whistle, respectively. Each responds to touch differently. Solar panels charge the onboard batteries, that power the oscillators and a speaker. They are the perfect self-contained instrument for nightly music at the campground.
During the workshop you can choose to build any of the following 10 models: Phashi, Bistab, Thyris, Phashi Redd, Bistab Redd, Thyris Redd, Bass Bistab, Bass Thyris, Zenert (noise), Karper (karpluss stron). The build itself takes around 3 hours to complete.


The price for this workshop is €225,- (compared to 
€400,- for a plug & play device) and has to be prepaid to guarantee your place in the workshop. To sign up, pay the full amount to paypal account:


There will be 12 spots to build a Tocante.

For any other questions contact dennis@noodlebar.org

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