Online lecture on sound, patching & modular synthesis

29 April 2020 | 6pm @ Youtube

The third event of the Modul@rnice workshop series (and the first one in the going online series) will focus on creating and exploring possibilities of electronic sound. In this lecture we will embark on an expedition to observe the waveforms and processes behind electronic sound generation. We will descend into the depths of electrons moving in a circuit, while trying to understand what excites us about music in the first place. The 1h lecture will be followed by Q&A, so prepare your questions!


Václav Peloušek is a musician, educator, artist, and founder and lead designer of the synthesizer company Bastl Instruments. He studied in Brno and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. With Ondřej Merta, he started the art and education project Standuino (2011), which later evolved into Bastl Instruments. Since 2013, the company has developed and produced many desktop synthesizers, effects, samplers (microGranny 2, Thyme, Kastle) and a whole range of Eurorack modular synthesizer modules. The company also collaborates with Peter Edwards (Casper Electronics) on several modules and instruments, for example the softPop and the bitRanger. Coming from a D.I.Y. artistic background, Peloušek’s conducted many workshops and happenings at festivals, universities and other venues (STEIM – Amsterdam, The Cologne University of Music, Superbooth and Loop – Berlin, MuseumsQuartier – Vienna, MENT – Ljubljana, PIFcamp – Soča, Shape Platform – Meetfactory Prague, Synthposium – Moscow, Fold – London). The company has also initiated countless local community activities, organised shows and even set up the Noise Kitchen store in Prague. From 2017 to 2018, Bastl ran the venue Herna in Brno. Since 2018, Peloušek’s been developing his solo musical project Toyota Vangelis under which he’s released several singles and EPs, and performed at events around Europe (Lunchmeat or Meetfactory – Prague, Synthposium – Moscow, Modular Day – Barcelona, CV Freqs – London, Klunkerkranich or Humboldthain – Berlin). He was artist in residence at Locatie Spatie in Arnhem in 2011 and at Opekta Studios in Cologne in 2012.

Václav Peloušek

How to apply

To attend the Q&A following the lecture please register via email (delavnice@projekt-atol.si) and we will share a link with you. Both lecture and Q&A are free of charge.


Projekt Atol Institute, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Department of Culture of the City of Ljubljana.