MODULAR MOON AMSTERDAM



ABOUT

Modular Moon Amsterdam is the headquarters of the project and its roots Modular Moon started here. Founded by Anna Martinova (Tulpa Dusha) in 2018, Modular Moon is located in the centre of Amsterdam, a place called A Lab. Since the beginning, Modular Moon held multiple workshops and events with brands like Tiptop Audio, TINRS, Befaco, Patching Panda, Moog and delivers a method, a program of classes, having its own special curriculum. By entering the program, a novice receives universal guidance into the world of sound synthesis with Eurorack systems, and archives the confidence, upgrading the level of knowledge in sound design. Knowledge of sound synthesis with electronic instruments is the basis of modern audio production, being a part  in any aspect of it, from Live performer to bedroom producer, score composer or synthesiser enthusiast.

Modular Moon held a masterclass during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2023, and is a part of Conservatorium van Amsterdam AEMA curriculum, introducing sound synthesis in modular context. Besides the school program, Modular Moon gives individual one on one sessions, online and group sessions. 


MODULAR SYNTHESIS SCHOOL AMSTERDAM

Modular Synthesis School, the first of that type in the world, offers unique program of classes, presented in Cycles. Every year 2 cycles of classes can be offered to the public. Currently Cycle XII (12) is accomplished. Classes are held every Thursday or Tuesday of the week. Next Cycle XIII (13) starts 1 of February 2024. Cycle XIV (14) starts in September 2024.


THE PROGRAM

Unique curriculum, as a guide to a novice in modular, is 5 months long. The program includes workshops from manufacturers, events and additional practices like DIY sessions. Students receive Modular Sound Synthesis On the Moon, the book + The Platform and individual modular system to practice during classes. As well there is one on one classes in English with Tulpa, Hans Niewenhuis or Andres Beltran. 


TEACHERS

Main curator of the program in Amsterdam is Anna Martinova (Tulpa Dusha). Second teacher is Hans Niewenhuis. Additionally, for several topics external professionals and manufacturers are invited.


SIGN IN 

Every Cycle of classes in Modular Moon Amsterdam, can have capacity of maximum of 5 students. To sign in to the classes, one must reserve a seat in the cycle. To do that, simply provide the sign in fee for the Cycle you are aiming for and your seat will be reserved for you. One Cycle lasts 5 months. Monthly payment is 500 Euro including 9% VAT. Payment is submitted a month in advance. The price includes the book cost that stays permanently with the Student, permanent access to The Platform, the Given System for the time of classes, so the Student can have practical experience, as well as access to all equipment, presented in the class. Any Students of Modular Moon, that accomplished our program and gained the diploma, has access to any other sections and workshops held all over the world, permanently. Welcome to the Modular Family! For questions, contact info@modularmoon.com 

Here you can sign in to Cycle 13 (XIII), starting February 2024 - July 2024). There is 1 more seats available.


Here you can sign in to Cycle 14 (XIV), starting September 2024 - January 2025). There is 5 seats available.


Q & A 

Q: I am new to music and sound, can I still join classes?

 

A: Yes, you can. The program is designed so everyone could understand basic principles of sound workings.

 

Q: How long is the program?

 

A: The program is 5 months long in Amsterdam. In other sections time frame is different, for more information press on the country you are interested to learn in.

 

Q: In what language classes are held?

 

A: English. In private cases Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese  and Russian.

 

Q: Do I get diploma?

 

A: Yes, you get a diploma of accomplished classes, signed by curators. 

 

Q: If I missed a class, can I still have the missed information?

 

A: In case of missed classes you can reschedule missed class.

 

Q: I live abroad, can I still join the school in The Netherlands?

 

A: You can arrange a student visa via according immigration institutions, living space for yourself and join the school. Or take online classes.

 

Q: Can I inroll if the Cycle already started?

 

A: If you missed maximum of 2 classes, you still can. 

 

Q: I am working during the week but still want to join the school. How can it be possible?

 

A: Classes are held every Thursday, 6 - 9 pm. 

 

Q: I want to join, but I don't have modular system yet or any synthesiser. How can I start to learn?

 

A: Modular Moon provides students with individual Given System. This system stays with the student till the end of the cycle. You can also take it home to practice. However you would need to submit a deposit of 300 Euro, that you will have back after returning the system.

 

Q: Can students of Modular Moon get discounts from brands?

 

A: Yes, several brands give 10 - 15 % discounts on their items.

 

Q: I rolled in, what do I need to take with me for the time of classes?

 

A: Take a pen and paper, good mood and a lot of smiles with you. :)