The Sound Microscope workshop appeals to children who want to listen to sound that is inaudible to human ears. The purpose is to arouse interest in the sonority of the world, which is generally inaudible to us. Hear and create the sound of everyday objects and at the same time assemble a mechanical device for listening to barely perceptible, quiet sounds, a sound microscope.
At the workshop, participants will initially learn the basic physical laws of sound transmission, which they will also check in practice. The mentors will present the possibility of making mechanical and digital tools that can be used to listen to quiet or otherwise inaudible sounds. Children will assemble a mechanical device to amplify the inaudible sound.
The mentors will also present the operation and possible use of microphone contacts and a digital sound microscope (contact microphone, smartphone, headphones, circuitry). The sound microscope will be practically tested by the participants in the workshop, with which they will try to capture inaudible sounds and create.
Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
Andrej Fon is a Slovenian musician (clarinet, saxophone, bagpipes, trumpets, percussion, singing, home-made instruments …). He is involved in music of various genres (opposition rock, no wave, folk music, free jazz, free improvisation, songwriting). He plays or has played in groups (Strahuljarji, Kraški Solisti, Horda grdih, Žoambo zoet workestrao, Barka tone in bele plombe, Buče 4, Samo gromofon, Tropičja, Olfamož, Oholo !, Svojat), as well as in various ad hoc music ensembles with Slovenian and foreign musicians (Irena Tomažin, Marko Karlovčec, Seijiro Murayama, Haradhan das Baul, Salamandra salamandra (). He is also involved in poetry, theater, making musical instruments and conducting music workshops, composing music for animations and performances, and is an educator.
Staš Vrenko is a media artist, musician and designer of electronic instruments. He holds a master’s degree from the sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. His artistic practice brings together different fields of art, with an emphasis on the research of sound, electronic media and technology, kineticism and performativity. In recent years, he has presented several independent projects: Plošča, Zanke v prenosu, Tehnike posvojitve and Veznik. He has also exhibited in several group exhibitions, mdr. at the international festivals Agora Creative and Light Guerrilla, as part of the project Liminale at U3 7th Triennial of Contemporary Arts in Slovenia, Vžigalica Gallery, Škuc Gallery and elsewhere.