Ljudmila, Rimska 8, Ljubljana
01 – 30 June 2015
In the course of a month-long residency program, which will take place in June 2015 at Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, Peter Edwards will optimize and upgrade DIY instructive tools for the production and analysis of sound OMSynth. The aim of the residency is to actively include the public into the creative process, and equip them with the basic knowledge of electronics and an appropriate as well as instructive tool and tutorials for the further development, experimentation and creation.
We invite all participants of the last year’s OMSynth workshop and all DIY enthusiats to participate – this is a chance to own the newest version of OMSynth at Artist-in-residency prices. During the residency the artist will actively seek suggestions as to the optimisation of the OHMsynth as an educational tool for creative purposes. The end results will be published in open-source fashion at the programme’s conclusion in the form of extensive documentation (a manual) about its use and functions.
Peter Edwards: OMSynth, 2015
DIY learning tool for sound design
Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory (Tina Dolinšek) and Projekt Atol Institute.
Supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture, MOL – Department for Culture and Employment Service of Slovenia.
Residency is part of Changing Weathers project, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician, and teacher. He has been exploring the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He performs regularly under the same name. Edwards received a BFA in sculpture from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 and is currently studying electronic music and experimental interface design as a Masters student at the Institute of Sonology and at STEIM in Amsterdam NL. In 2005 he developed the creative electronics department at Hampshire College. He currently designs musical electronic instruments which are sold as kits through his website casperelectronics.com and regularly teaches circuit bending classes at technology festivals internationally and writes electronics tutorials for American DIY tech magazine Make.
Edwards has performed, taught workshops and spoken on the topic of circuit bending and creative electronics at MIT’s Media Lab, Hasbro Toys, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, New York University, Bloomfield University, Long Beach University, Georgie SOuthern University and at new media festivals around the world including The Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway), The OFFF Festival and Pixel Festival (Paris, France), Sequences Festival (Reykjavik, Iceland) and yearly at the Bent Festival (New York & LA, USA). Peter currently lives in The Haag in The Netherlands and is studying with composer and physicist Joel Ryan and master synthesizer designer Rob Hordijk.