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Digital Dish @ Ljudmila: Yuri Landman

Yuri Landman: Hacked Hard Disk Drive // Hands-on lecture with the co-operation of Sonica Festival and Zavod Projekt Atol
Date: Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm
Location: Ljudmila, Rimska 8, Ljubljana

HDD.JPG The Digital Dish hosted by Yuri Landman will reveal how you can, with a simple deconstructive hack, turn your old Hard Disc Drive into a wild sounding low frequency dub step “BWWFFOOOOHHH“. For this workshop you have to bring your own HDD (10x15cm) and IMPORTANT: check the type of screws used on your hard drive and buy a screwdriver that matches with these screws. Most HDD have small torque screws. Any decent DIY shop has screwdrivers for these uncommon screw heads.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please announce your participation to delavnica@ljudmila.org, especially if you need a HDD.

Yuri Landman is an experimental instrument builder and musician. After a career as a comic book artist as well as a musician in the bands Zoppo and Avec-A, Yuri Landman began designing experimental musical instruments. Based on prepared guitar techniques, he built his first instrument in 2001 to solve the inaccuracy of instant preparations. In 2006 he got in contact with Liars. Developed over six years of prototyping, he fully realised the Moodswinger for them with commissions from numerous other musicians to follow. Yuri has custom built derivatives for such musical luminaries as Sonic Youth, Half Japanese, Enon, Lou Barlow, dEUS, The Dodos, Blood Red Shoes, Liars, HEALTH, Liam Finn, The Luyas, The Veils, MeltBanana, Micachu & The Shapes, The Go! Team, These Are Powers, Kate Nash, Women, Action Beat, Peter James Taylor, Rhys Chatham, Dustin Wong, Philippe Petit and others. Around 2008 he started giving lectures and presentations with his instruments, leading to a request in 2009 for a practical building workshop. This became the rise of the Home Swinger project. A Gesamtkunstwerk consisting of a DIY-workshop where people build their own electric instrument and often followed by an afternoon rehearsal on the second day and a 40 minute ensemble performance with multiple Home Swingers, drums, basses, and guitars in the tradition of the Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca compositions. The Moodswinger as well as the Home Swinger are included in the permanent collection of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ. The SONS Museum in Belgium owns another instrument of Landman.

This Digital Dish is part of Sonica Festival. The Educational and Art Programme of Društvo Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory is supported by Ministry of Culture (in coproduction with Projekt Atol Institute) and City Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.