We connect through things we love and actually meeting each other in space and time. Modular Moon opens with following workshops and events:
Modular Moon invites Befaco
We are happy to announce that Saturday 22nd June we will have a 2h workshop with founder and creator of Befaco, Manu Retamero. Straight from Barcellona to our @Modular Modular Moon Studio located in A Lab Amsterdam
Workshop will start at 15:00
-Presale Ticket 7,5 euro
-Door ticket 10 euro
Stay "patched" for more info! ;-)
The Kommander Lab on the Moon!
10 th may 2019
Jurgen Winkel - SONICrider
The Kommander Lab on the Moon is an interactive presentation and workshop based on (but not only) Koma Elektronik gear used by Jurgen Winkel aka SONICrider.
"The idea is to built patches as examples using various KOMA (from now on just KOMA instead of Koma Elektronik) gear with some technical background but mainly the musical use of them (how to use in general, how does SONICrider use it). At the end there will be a sort of unique patch (well isn't a patch always unique) which can be used to make some music, sounds or ... together" said Jurgen.
As a sort roadmap towards the end patch the route runs via a short introduction about Jurgen, SONICrider, KOMA and "The Kommander Lab on the Moon" approach.
Jurgen: "to me KOMA is a company that makes gear that is different from most other brands, but easy to incorporate in almost any set up not only modular. They challenge musicians to walk new directions, experimenting connecting DIY, Eurorack and hardware".
more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/825855621085252/
MODULAR MOON AMSTERDAM
Open Doors Day
A Lab Amsterdam
As you know, first cycle of Modular Synthesis School classes finished with success of our students who just got their diploma at Hunter's Grand Cafe venue, performing live to all of us!
So now is the time to start cycle 2 of classes and with it, have the Open Doors Day so our future students could visit us and see what is what. Hope to see you there! Between 12:00 - 21:00.
Cycle 3 2019 - September
- exact dates will be announced -
JOLIN LAB ON THE MODULAR MOON
Avalanche Based Oscillators
LECTURE BY PEDRO FERRAGUT AND FEDERICO INTRISANO
Prototype, test and mix of a standalone analogue synth with 5 independent oscillators based on the reverse avalanche method of bipolar transistors.
Location: Modular Moon | A Lab Amsterdam
Day 1: Saturday DATE TBA at 15:00 - 19:00
Day 2: Sunday DATE TBA at 15:00 - 19:00
Price: 50- Euro*
*includes materials (20 Euro / per person), soft drinks and snacks
>> tickets here <<
more about Jolin Lab here:
MODULAR MOON EXCLUSIVE
Modular Moon with Erica Synths
25 / 01 / 2019
Unusual Controllers and Patches
by Girts Ozolins
Coming 2019 is blessing us with workshop from Erica Synths Visionary - Girts Ozolins.
25st January 2019 Modular Moon with welcome Girts, who will expand our counsiosness with Unconventional Controllers and Patches theme.
follow the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2583013725074642/
Berlin based electronic music producer and live performer, one half of techno duo ZV_K. After terminating Seventeen Migs Of Spring (https://vimeo.com/44095300) in 2010 Konstantin returned to his techno roots only to discover the inability of hybrid systems to produce very tight clocks and musically relevant swing, after a quick turnover of various hardware instruments that he was using in Triangle Eyes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNNMgti09AU) and Zvukoprocessor (https://vimeo.com/11233444) his eurorack system grew to a point of being able to produce full sounding tracks in one go. In 2014 he moved to Berlin to concentrate on his solo works as well as further developing ZV_K (www.zv-k.com) a modular only techno project with Jessica Kert that since been constantly playing around Europe at festivals such as Atonal, Freqs Of Nature, Kontaktor, Fuchsbau and Ars Electronica as well as in clubs across Europe, USA and Japan.
* AFTER THE WORKSHOP WE LAUNCH SPACE JAM.
* TICKETS TO THE WORKSHOP HERE.
* 29 / 12 / 2018 ZV_K WILL PERFORM LIVE AT HUNTER'S GRAND CAFE, AMSTERDAM. FOLLOW THE EVENT HERE.
..And we launched a rocket with This Is Not Rocket Science and it was amazing! sparkling and colourful, as the project speaks for itself! Check some pictures we have here:
Modular Moon Special ADE Workshop:
Modular Moon meets THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
19/10/2018, A Lab Amsterdam
Special workshop on brand presentation, latest technology reveal, and - topic of the eve - Lowlands synthesis.
THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE (TINRS) is presented by Priscilla Haring-Kuipers and Stijn Haring-Kuipers, lovely and inspiring couple.
Here is what guys speak about their company:
"..We combine #digital and #analogue into the best of all worlds. We want to give you controls that are musically relevant. We started our #Eurorack adventure with #Tuesday, our procedural #sequencer & melody maker. Now you can also play with our two new releases: #Wobbler is our advanced #lfo and #Edgecutter is our visual envelope. We always bring our current #prototypes (#BigFish, #Flask) and #experiments (#RectangularThing, #EchoChamber). We have plans… Come beep with us."
Stijn and Priscilla Haring-Kuipers
This is how it was, our first rocket launch into space of modulars:
-We had opening workshop of the Modular Moon and Modular Synthesis School projects;
-Erica Synths workshop with latest technology discoveries;
-HRTL workshop on LIVE performing;
-Marta Smilga gave amazing sonic scaping performance;
-Dusha singed her Ambient.
Guests were able to interact with presented systems and ask their questions.
Night time was full of beats in a cozy environment by HRTL, Jack Fresia, Luca Massari, Nova Caza, Tulpa.
Thank you everyone for coming, participating, taking a part. See you next time!
⋆⋆⋆ We are born!
Or actually, opened to the world to visit us, dance with us and experience modular synthesis workshops with us ! ⋆⋆⋆
Modular Moon is a platform for sound synthesis to be explored, experienced and enjoyed. This September 2018, we are finally opening and we welcome you to celebrate this day with us.
During the day you will have introducing workshops, real time synthesis experiences and all night party party party!
⋆ Erica Synths will be performing and introducing to latest technology they invented.
⋆ Dusha will soundscape your meditation and reveal the idea behind Modular Moon.
⋆ HRTL, Jack Fresia and Luca Massari will guide you through sonic debris into enlightenment.
⋆ World class DJs Nova Casa and Tulpa will expand your mind with strong beats and baselines!
>>> WORKSHOP SECTION <<<
16:00 - 17:00 Modular Moon Introduction
17:00 - 18:00 Erica Synths Workshop by Marta Smilga
>>> PERFORMANCE SECTION <<<
20:00 - 21:00 Marta SmiLga Ambient Modular Live
21:00 - 22:00 Dusha Modular Live | Ambient
>>> INTERACTION SECTION <<<
22:00 - 23:00 Interactions with Systems / rebuild to the dance section
>>> PARTY <<<
23:00 - 00:30 Nova Caza DJ set | Techno
00:30 - 02:00 HRTL modular live | Minimal Techno
02:00 - 03:00 Jack Fresia modular live | Minimal Techno
03:00 - 04:30 Luca Massari | Tech - House
04:30 - 06:00 Tulpa DJ set | Dark Progressive
VISUALS by Julius Horsthuijs
Entry Fee: 10 Euro + 21 % VAT (12,10 Euro)
* kid friendly for workshop / performances / systems interaction section 12 +
* party section 18 +
Ticket is active for both workshop and event, inclusive snacks and drinks during workshops section.