Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Soda workshop

Soda is a semi-modular instrument developed by Staš Vrenko. Order kit or book a workshop at delavnica@ljudmila.org.

Soda ins.jpg DATE: 23 & 24 January | 4 – 8 PM
MENTOR: Staš Vrenko
LOCATION: osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana (8th floor)
REGISTRATION: delavnica@ljudmila.org

About the workshop

In the first part of the project participants will assemble the electroacoustic instrument and tool for the physical manipulation of sound Soda v0.5b.

Soda v0.5 is a semi-modular instrument with several inputs and outputs, which enable intervention into the circuit’s signal path. This signal starts with a jack input, which can be used for plugging a contact microphone, a synth, a guitar magnet and so forth. We can then amplify the signal, filter it and much more. What follows is a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), which is turned into a live ramp waveform according to the range of the signal’s amplitude. In the circuit’s output phase the signal physically manifests itself in the form of a line output and an internal power amplifier which powers the speaker.

In the second part of the project participants will add various external circuits and physical contraptions for sound manipulation to the device. They will be chosen on the basis of personal musical/sound preferences.

About the mentor

Staš Vrenko (1991) born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he also finished master studies at the Sculpture Department. His interdisciplinary artistic practice combines exploration of various artistic fields with process orientated research, uncovering many different technological and medium- related specifics of the material he is working with, while focusing on innovative and original approaches in various aspects of sound, sound design, field recording, kineticism and segments of performative arts.


The participation fee for the workshop is 30 € and covers expenses for materials, the workshop product remains in your possession. No previous skills are needed, newbies are welcome. The number of participants is limited, so please apply/announce yourself at delavnica@ljudmila.org.

Organised by Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute. With support from Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture.