A series of workshops focusing on the exploration of sound art and technology, for high school and college students.

02 – 23 April 2024 | 16.30 – 19.00 @ Young Dragons Šiška, Tugomerjeva 2, 1107 Ljubljana

Are you interested in how the speaker works? How can you listen to electromagnetic waves on electronic devices? Have you ever wondered what would be like to listen to light or even play with it? Or what does polluted water sound like? Join us for a series of workshops!

2. 4. 2024
Tara Pattender: TEENSYnth
At the workshop we will experiment and explore the sound options derived by Teensy board 3.2. By adding some basic electronic components (such as potentiometers and LDR) to Teensy board we will assemble an electronic sound machine with two oscillators. Many useful information for beginners, such as how to create an oscillator with the Teensy sound tool or how to adjust Arduino code so that you can freely add potentiometers and sensors to your synthesizer. Each participant will also receive a handy Labbook with all the information for further learning and independent research.

9. 4. 2024
Miha Godec: aqua_sono_ forensic

The starting point of the workshop is an art research project by Robertina Šebjanič and Gjin Šutić, in which they research and raise awareness about invisible polluters of water resources. Using the DIY principle, we will make a TDS meter (Total Disolved Solids) at the workshop, which allows easy measurement of dissolved salts and other chemical elements in water. We will connect the meter to the speaker and with the help of sound we will try to understand what clean water means and come across the concept of sonication in practice.

16. 4. 2024
Ida Hirschenfelder: Electromagnetic field sensors

At the workshop, we will get acquainted with the characteristics of electromagnetic and sound frequency spectra. We will learn to assemble a gadget based on an open-source free circuit for field recording. Participants will make their own electromagnetic device Elektrosluch: an electromagnetic wave detector for the translation of electromagnetic (EMF) spectrum into a sound spectrum. At the end of the workshop, we will use the device to listen to electromagnetic waves in the surrounding.

23. 4. 2024
Saša Spačal: Light reader
Participants will build a Light Reader – a simple physical interface to trigger sound with light. It consists of a mechanical part that allows light control with perforated discs, and an electronic part, an integrated circuit that generates sound according to the light signal’s duration and intensity. The technological principles applied in the Light Reader were developed for and applied in the biotechnological sound art installation Mycophone_unison (2013) authored by Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik.


Tara Pattenden is an experimental musician and instrument maker who has been performing experimental sound for over 20 years.

Her wearable, fabric-based electronic instruments enable new expressive ways to play electronic sounds. The instruments create sound through movements and gestures such as stretching, and she uses this custom hardware to facilitate audience agency through inviting their participation in the performance during live sets.
With a background in computer and interactive art she is self taught in the field of electronics and makes and sells several electronic instruments including the Lerango Drone, Noisy Bstrd and the Grim Beeper. She performs solo as Phantom Chips as well as performing in Body Vice, the Fckn Bstrds and Goodiepal and Pals.

Tara Pattenden

Miha Godec is an artist, photographer, mentor and lecturer. His creative practice, which lies at the intersection of science, art and new technologies, focuses on the development of new interdisciplinary projects, experimenting with water extraction and purification, investigating the consequences of anthropogenic impact on aquatic ecosystems and the sonification properties of water.

Miha Godec

beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is a sound artist and archivist. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes with analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental music and sound spatialisation. She was a member of the Theremidi Orchestra (2011–2015) and is currently a member of the Jata C group for bioacoustics and sound ecologies (2018–) and the Clockwork Voltage community for modular synthesis. Her solo albums Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by the Kamizdat label. She completed her Master of Sonology studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (2023).

Ida Hiršenfelder

Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the posthuman condition, where human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. Therefore abandoning the Cartesian system of classification and accepting the fact that the field of technology has expanded not only from hardware to software but also to wetware resulting in hybrid phenomena inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.
Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (RUS), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Eyebeam (USA), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), Lisboa Soa Festival (PT), Sonica Festival (SI). Her works received awards and nominations at Prix Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Starts Prize, Japan Media Art Award, Prix Cube, New Technology Art Award and New Aesthetica Prize.

Saša Spačal

How to apply

No prior knowledge is required to register for the workshops. The workshop is intended for high school and college students.

The number of places is limited, please register at cmcsiska@mladizmaji.si and include the participant’s name, contact details and information about which workshop they wish to register for. Participation in the workshop is free!



Shekanke is a series of art workshops co-organised by the Projekt Atol Institute and the Young Dragons Šiška. Workshops were developed within the framework of the konS project, a platform for contemporary investigative art.