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Love being a Supersonic spectator but itching for a chance to get your hands dirty? Well, alongside our fine array of music, markets, food and film, no Supersonic would be complete without a range of hands-on leftfield workshop activities to mix things up and stretch your brain.
17/18 June Sat + Sun 12-2pm
Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham
Sessions are for up to 12 people | Mats are provided on request.
To celebrate the Summer Solstice and Supersonic Festival, Yoga In Black are holding two sessions of their unique take on yoga over the Festival weekend, in collaboration with electric cellist Rotten Bliss.
Yoga In Black offer sessions of Dru Yoga, with a twist – leading you through the graceful and strength-enhancing exercises of the yogic tradition, to a soundtrack of metal, gothic rock, drone, doomjazz and dark ambient music.
Dru Yoga features the use of visualisation and affirmation in its practice, and these workshops engage imagery from pagan, Voudon and Thelemic traditions to invoke a sense of inner strength and peace.
Expect big sound, and sound teachings: a workout for your mind, body and ears. It will be intense, magical and fun!
Saturday 15:00 – 17:00
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Farmer Glitch (a.k.a. Stephen Ives) guides participants through making their very own Atari Punk Console – a standalone, palm-sized synth with built-in amp and speaker for portable noise-goodness. A great project for beginners and young people, or just those who love to make noise, spend a little time soldering and walk away with a lovely little addition to your sonic armoury.
For this workshop, we need you to sign up in advance – places are limited please e-mail [email protected] with ‘Synth Building Workshop’ in the Subject line to book your spot.
Sat 17:00 – 19:00 I Sun 16:00 – 18:00 Marketplace
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In Japan, music fans & concertgoers commonly make uchiwa – paper fans emblazoned with band names, pictures, slogans and words of admiration, to send a message to their idols or as a memento of a live experience. Tokyo-based artist, illustrator and hardcore fanatic Bunny Bissoux presents drop-in workshops in the Marketplace for you to decorate your very own uchiwa – show your support for the festival acts, proclaim your adoration for your all-time favourite band or create a Supersonic souvenir to treasure forever!
Sunday 14:30 – 16:30 Centrala
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Take techno back to forest floor with Snapped Ankles and join the circle to become part of the human sequencer! Using the band’s own customised ‘log synths’ (analogue percussion synthesisers), participants will create a Synth Drum Circle, exploring rhythmic interplay and traditional bell-ringing techniques – and ultimately collaborate as a group to create a new piece of pulsing and percussive sound art.
For this workshop, places are limited, we need you to sign up in advance – please e-mail george[email protected] with ‘Human Sequencer Workshop’ in the Subject line to book your spot.
Saturday I Marketplace
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“When it’s cold and it’s dark, the freezing art can obsess you!”
Join Russell MacEwan (Black Sun Drum Korps) in exploring the brutal and beautiful art of black metal, in a two-hour introduction to life drawing, presented in the context of heavy metal and black metal art, music and history. Ritualistic in form, carbon in soul, unleash your creative potential and inner darkness in two hours of demonically fun life drawing. No previous experience required. Participants may bring their own sketchbooks if they wish.
CREATIVE CODING FOR LIVE VISUALS WORKSHOP
Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 I Vivid Projects
BAFTA-winning digital artist Dan Hett brings his computational creativity crash-course to Supersonic! Aimed at complete beginners, this course will take attendees on a colourful and interactive hands-on journey into making noise and colour with a computer. The course will firstly look at livecoding visuals and noise in the browser using the amazing LiveCodeLab, and then heads into creating unpredictable and colourful drawing tools using Processing. No previous coding experience is necessary, but you will need to bring a sparkling can-do attitude and a willingness to experiment.
Hosted by Vivid Projects