Ida Hiršenfelder: Voltages Chirping Vehemently (VCV)

Online monthly meetings on modular synthesis with the VCV Rack simulator.

08 January – 03 December 2023 | 8pm @ online

We are starting a new season of Modul@rnice on 8th January!

Modul@rnice will host monthly online Voltages Control (VCV) meetings for modular synthesis with the VCV Rack simulator, which contains over 1,800 free-to-access simulations of Eurorack modules. All the meetings will be held online. They will be led by Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip). The teaching is planned as an open format for peer-to-peer learning, where participants can suggest topics and influence the course of the meeting.

Each session will be dedicated to the development of one music patch, which will interweave two thematic aspects: Musical or genre (rhythmic, harmonic, polyphonic, polyrhythmic, textures, granulation, pad, generative music) and technical or methodological (clocks and sequencers, granular synthesis, phase reversal, gated filter, connection to acoustic instruments and external MIDI controllers, sound/ring modulation). One of the goals of the meetings is to jointly search for Slovenian equivalents for modular synthesis terms that are not currently established.

Links to the Simulator and Module Library:
https://vcvrack.com/
https://library.vcvrack.com/
https://library.vcvrack.com/VCV-Recorder/Recorder

Modular Synthesizer Glossary of Terms:
https://learningmodular.com/glossary/

Frequencies and Musical notes:
https://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html

Mentor

Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip) 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 (2011–2017) and is currently a member of the Jata C group for bioacoustics and sound ecologies. Her solo albums Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by the Kamizdat label. Currently, she studies Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Ida Hiršenfelder

How to apply

The meetings will be held via Zoom and will be in Slovenian. They are designed so that complete beginners as well as those who are already familiar with the VCV Rack tool can attend them at any time during the year. The only requirement is to watch the introductory video in which the artist explains the basics and prepares you to follow the meeting more easily.

For more information and to register, please contact: delavnice@projekt-atol.si

Upcoming dates:

8 January 2023 | VCV #1: Generative Harmony Patch
5 March 2023 | VCV #2: Polyritmic Patch
9 April 2023 | VCV #3: Ambiental Noise Patch
7 May 2023 | VCV #4: Matrix mixer for drones
4 June 2023 | VCV #5: Granular synthesis and circular modulation
10 September 2023 | VCV #6: Patching with clones of physical modules
1 Oktober 2023 | VCV #7: Playing with patterns
5 November 2023 | VCV #8: Polyritmic patch part 2
3 December 2023 | VCV #9: Generative Melodic patch part 2
16 December 2023 | VCV #10: External MIDI and audio input / online and live @osmo/za

For more information about the programme: delavnice@projekt-atol.si

Production

Projekt Atol Institute with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.