Play with your food: building an organic sequencer*

Hosted by Ewa Justka

Electronic music has long been considered the opposite of organic music. We perceive the world of electricity as being fundamentally different to the world of flesh. But living materials conduct electricity as well, and using them for music making in an electronic context can serve to bridge the organic and inorganic worlds.

In this workshop, participants will build an “organic” sequencer that is controlled by means of the electrical conducting capabilities of fruit and vegetables. The sequencer you build is yours to keep (or eat). 

Additionally, participants will be introduced to principles of electronics and basic electronic components, fundamental functions of logic gates, breadboarding techniques, and reading datasheets and schematics. 

No experience in electronics (or in food-based musical instruments) is required, but advanced participants will have fun too!