06.03.18 Ambiguous Devices Workshop

When: Sunday, June 3rd 1 PM – 4PM
Cost: FREE for Third Space members or $10 for non-members.

***Space is limited so email tiersespace@gmail.com to reserve your spot!***

The Ambiguous Devices Sound Collective makes music from handmade electronic devices. We use old toys, simple circuits and a Do-it-yourself aesthetic to bend circuits, make amplifiers and oscillators noise generators and a joyful racket. We started in 2013 as an experiment in the Communication Studies program at UNBSJ and now share our projects through courses and workshops.

In this Ambiguous Device workshop you will build a “Howler” – a simple amplifier that can also be used as a sound generator. We will introduce you to some of the techniques and ideas behind circuit bending and lo-fi sound making. No electronic experience is necessary – we’ll guide you through everything you need to know. All materials will be provided, just bring a cigar box or a cookie tin to house your Howler.

This workshop is organized and led by Third Space members, Dann Downes and Wayne Hansen:

Dann Downes is a Communications Professor at UNBSJ. He teaches media theory, DIY Media and Intellectual Property. He is also a Saint john musician whose latest project is the surf band The Morticia Project.

Wayne Hansen, is a lecturer in the Communications program at UNBSJ. He is also a loop-pedal artist with an interest an DIY electronics.

Third Space’s membership is a generous, diverse and ever-changing group of artists and art-supporters. All membership fees go towards funding ongoing artist-run initiatives in our favorite foggy city.

Membership options:
Artist: $20
Supporter: $20
Student: $10
Family: $40

Memberships can be renewed online @ thirdspacegallery.ca, in-person or via mail.

Access notes: Our main door on Canterbury Street is located up 4 stairs. Visitors can access a ramp from a ground-level entrance on Duke Street. Third Space is located on the 4th floor and can be reached by elevator. A gender neutral, single stall washroom is located at the end of the hall.