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Workshops

NAISA hosts a number of workshops that are for youth as well as others that are for the general public. Upcoming workshops are posted below.

Electromagnetic Composition Workshop
By Dan Tapper
Workshop sessions take place February 20 and 27, 2022 at 2 pm (UTC -5) with a shared listening session on March 6, 2022 at 2 pm (UTC -5)
General $30, with Advanced Registration.


Discover and tune into the hidden electromagnetic soundscape around you by building your own DIY wire coil inductors.

This online workshop will take place on the meeting platform Whereby. In it you will learn how to build custom wire induction coils that allow the electromagnetic spectrum to be translated into sound. With these devices you can explore the electromagnetic landscapes around your everyday environment in order to create a short audio composition that we will share on the last workshop meeting.

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Participants will learn:

- How to create a simple induction coil and convert this into an audio capture device.
- Where best to look for interesting electromagnetic sounds in the house and outside
- Methods of digitally processing and composing with electromagnetic sounds.

Meeting Dates:

February 20 at 2 to 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
February 27 at 2 to 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
March 6 at 2 to 3:30 pm (UTC-5)

Items supplied by participants:

- Portable Sound Recording device (Zoom H4n, etc)
- Electromagnetic Coil wire
- 1/4” or 1/8" audio jack (whichever is compatible with your sound recording device)
- solder
- soldering iron
- 2 Alligator clips

Recording devices can be rented or purchased from music and audio retailers. Other materials can be acquired from electronics retailers.