Supersonic Kids Gigs: NOISY POMPOM WORKSHOP
Saturday 17th July 2021, 1pm-3pm at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
For girls aged 8-12 // 20 places available + 1 guardian each
In this 2-hour workshop hosted by Supersonic Festival’s Kids Gigs, 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.
No prior knowledge or skills are required. This workshop is a great introduction to experimental music and electronic instrument building, suitable for ages 8-12.
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.
This event takes place as part of the Symphony Hall and Town Hall’s re-opening weekend and celebrates their new branding which places the charity responsible for running the two Birmingham venues front and centre. B:Music is the new name for that charity. Their new name better reflects the charity’s mission to inspire a love of live music, through performance, participation and learning.