Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

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Build your personal electronic instrument: Workshop

Anže Sekelj and Staš Vrenko

Friday, 10 June, 14:00 – 18:00

Kino Šiška, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, 1000 Ljubljana

The registration fee for the workshop is € 40 and must be paid on the spot before the beginning of the workshop. The registration fee covers the cost of materials. The final product remains your property. The workshop will be held in English. The number of participants is limited. Apply in advance at delavnica@ljudmila.org.

HEX Instagram Hex lag graphics Fin 2 3.jpg After the HEX 1.0 workshop at MENT 2020, we are happy to present its sequel at MENT 2022!

Under the mentorship of artists Anže Sekelj and Staš Vrenko, you will get the chance to build your personal electronic instrument HEX LAG from the semi-modular series of electronic instruments HEX. It is a digital sound processing instrument with signal modulating potentiometers and an interactive tactile surface for direct sound control. It digitally simulates analogue bucket brigade delay chips (typical of chorus, flanger and karplus-strong), but also enables pitch-shifting, downsampling, etc.

Like its predecessor HEX 1.0, through its unusual shape HEX LAG explores new ways of interacting and producing sound with a variety of instruments. Individual modules from the series can act as stand-alone instruments or effects, but can also be combined into different modular compositions. The modularity of the instrument allows the user many combinations and use with pre-existing sound sources, for example guitar effects, synthesizers, smartphones and electro-acoustic instruments.

Following the production of the instrument, there will be an improvised group performance. Participants will have the chance to test the various possible ways of using the instrument for a variety of artistic expressions and collective music-making.

About the mentors

Anže Sekelj is a multi-award winning interdisciplinary artist. His works in which he uses various techniques, blurring the borders between means of expression, address the questions of time and space perception through the use of sound and specific visual language. His works have been exhibited at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Taipei Digital Art Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, to mention a few. He has been featured in various media outlets like The Calvert Journal, Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R, etc.

Staš Vrenko is an artist, musician and electronic instrument designer. He holds an MA (cum laude) in sculpture from the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design for which he received the student Prešeren Award. His practice involves various fields of art with a strong focus on sound exploration, electronic media and technologies, kineticism and performativity. In the past few years, he has presented various solo projects: Record (Kino Šiška), Loops in Transmission (osmo/za), Adoption Techniques (P74) and Connective (MoTA). He has also been featured on group exhibitions at the international festival Agora Creative (Grenoble), SCCA Ljubljana, Lighting Guerrilla Festival, MFRU_25, Kiblix, Vžigalica Gallery and Škuc Gallery, among many others.

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HEX 1.0


Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory
Co-production: MENT Ljubljana
With the support of the City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.