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Online Event
Sat 08 Aug 2020

DIY Hardware Workshop for Recording Unhearable Sounds in the Home

with Victor Mazon

Sat 08 Aug 2020
10.00 – 14.00
Online Event

From home, learn to solder and build your own DIY sound device for recording and amplifying unhearable sounds. Led by Berlin-based music maker and artist Victor Mazon.

In this workshop, you will design and build your own high impedance amplifier with gain control and a sensor to detect electromagnetic fields. At the end of the workshop, participants will be provided with the necessary documentation on their use, modification and adaptation to other needs.

This workshop session is open to all levels, with no prior skills required. We will start from scratch with an induction to soldering for beginners to intermediate on soldering, but interest, patience and motivation mandatory. It is especially suitable for those interested in getting started in electronics, learning to identify the different electronic components and learning to solder the different components appropriately.

The most advanced will also be able to learn in detail how to solder SMT (Surface mount technology) components, the design and construction of a high-impedance amplifier, learn about the different forms of amplification and their differences between discrete or monolithic amplification.

When you book your place you will be charged a £20 booking fee. With this you will be booking a spot in the workshop. Please note there will be no refunds of the booking fee in case of cancelling / not showing.

This £20 booking fee will be deducted from the final price of the kit/s, shipping costs and any necessary tools you may need. The kit comes with all electronic components and a custom designed printed circuit board. We estimate the total cost will be between £75 and £90, including tuition, all electronic components and printed circuit board (PCB). Participants will be emailed to arrange delivery.


Soldering Iron
Solder wick
Glass magnifier

If you don’t have these tools, feel free to get in touch and we’ll facilitate a solution. We will be in touch with registered participants for further workshop details and links to the online meeting room.

Please email contact@mutantpromise.net if you have any questions.

About the Artist

Mazon Gardoqui ́s work questions perception, altered state and vulnerability through un/stable arrangements.
His work materializes in three main fields: actions or site-specific performances through experimental processes, exhibitions as consequences of previous actions and collective work through collaborative groups, or seminars in cultural and academic centres.
His work has been performed or exhibited in museums, biennials, galleries, bill- boards, urban screens and TV/radio stations in North Africa, Russia, Nepal, North America, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Antarctica and numerous locations across Europe.
 As part of Mutant Promise's digital programme with Somerset House Studios. Mutant Promise is a programming, producing and artist booking platform supporting the work of musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work.