Supersonic Kids Gigs: NOISY POMPOM WORKSHOP
Saturday 23 April 2022, 11-1pm at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
For girls aged 8-13 // limited places available
£5.00 per child, must be accompanied by a guardian.
BOOK HERE via B:Music
Back by popular demand, Supersonic Festival’s Kids Gigs are excited to host another Noisy PomPom workshop led by Sam Topley. We will craft with electronic textiles to make an electronic musical instrument, played by squeezing pompoms!
We will explore ideas in DIY electronics and experimental music making, to learn how we can craft and make sound with electronic circuits, creating a fun and playful new musical instrument to perform with. Each participant will make their own unique pompom musical instrument to take away with them.
Supersonic Kids Gigs, are designed for families as a way of introducing young people to experimental music. Created for girls to nourish future creators. No prior knowledge or skills are required.
This workshop will be led by Sam Topley, a sound artist and educator from Leicester (England, UK). She works with textiles to create handmade electronic musical instruments and interactive sound art work, including giant pompom musical instruments, knitted or ‘yarnbombed’ loudspeakers, and ‘craftivist’ musical instruments with e-textile interfaces.