WORKSHOP#9 ~~ Contact Mics + Hyrdophones – 13/10/15

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This workshop built on from the field recording workshop (#8) as we began exploring the construction of those recording tools. Starting out from the simple creation of a contact microphone the group discussed various ways to appropriate the tool and adapt it for different environments – add bolsa wood as a buffer / filter, extend the field of sensitivity using wires and introducing feedback circuits with speakers and piezo discs in close proximity.

The group also adapted the piezo disc to work underwater as a hydrophone by applying a coat or two of plasti dip.

We didn’t quite get around to playing with some recordings in ixi Quarks but will do in other workshops in the future.

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