Exeter Library Fun Palace

Join us at Exeter Library as we hold our Fun Palace.
Learn and try new things, share your knowledge and passions with your community, meet new people…

Primary Contact

Exeter Library

01392 407027

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd October 2021 09:00-17:00
Sunday 3rd October 2021 12:00-16:00

Location

Exeter,
Exeter,
Devon,
England,
United Kingdom

Description

Join us at Exeter Library as we hold our Fun Palace.

Learn and try new things, share your knowledge and passions with your community, meet new people, enjoy yourself! A day of arts, science, and action created by the people of  Exeter. 

We would love you to get in touch if you have any skills that you would like to share at the library over this weekend, we will provide the space if you provide the skills.

Timetable

Saturday 2nd October 2021

10:00

Exeter Raspberry Jam

Exeter Raspberry Jam is a monthly meeting for everyone interested in all things Micro Computers, Micro Controllers, Robotics and making.

We meet on the first Saturday of the month in Exeter Central Library

Please bring along any projects that you are working on or anything you need some help with and we’ll see what we can do.

14:00

Make a Musical Instrument Workshop

The workshop will have two parts. The first section will be to make a musical instrument. There will be four different instruments to make using precut wood and other materials. The making section of the workshop will end with a period of listening, adapting and tuning the instruments.

The second part of the workshop will be a performance of Simon Belshaw’s Music Machine 41. Dan Mayfield of School of Noise says of the piece “there’s a lovely complex simplicity to the idea and layout is really easy to understand. You could easily go down a route of discussing aleatoric music at an academic level, or have a group of 5 year olds creating their own performance.” It uses an innovative web based score that has a red, amber and green code to instruct performers. It is for a minimum of four players with no maximum number. In common with many of the Music Machines, no musical knowledge nor ability are required to perform it. There is no wrong way to play it and there can be no mistakes.

Attendees will keep their instruments when the workshop is finished.

This event is supported by Exeter City Council and is part of Fun Palaces Weekend 2021.

Tickets from https://bit.ly/3EguwxV

Sunday 3rd October 2021

12:15

Music Machine 4 for 8 players session 1

Music Machine 4 for 8 players is an audio installation piece that was funded by the Arts Council. It uses Raspberry Pi computers, Novation Launchpads and 24 musical cells of varying length to create an 8 minute piece. It was intended to be sited in AWEsome Arts Space, Exeter in March 2020 and to be part of the Exeter Game>Play festival in May; both events were cancelled due to covid-19. It was recorded using Zoom and can be viewed here: bit.ly/mm4zoom The piece uses 8 novation launchpads and 8 Raspberry Pi computers. The launchpads have an 8×8 grid of buttons, when one of these lights up the performer presses it and a short cell of music is played. The piece runs for 8 minutes and begins by playing a single note, then two and develops from there. It starts slowly with short cells and (fairly) lengthy intervals between them and ends playing long cells with short intervals. By the end there is a mass (wall) of sound with many parts overlapping. Throughout its course the piece sounds as if it is about to get going but falters, never settling into a steady state. It is similar to a mechanical machine that has trouble starting and, when it does, it malfunctions. Website: simonbelshaw.co.uk

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651

13:00

Music Machine 4 for 8 players session 2

Music Machine 4 for 8 players is an audio installation piece that was funded by the Arts Council.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651

13:45

Music Machine 4 for 8 players session 3

Music Machine 4 for 8 players is an audio installation piece that was funded by the Arts Council.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651

14:30

Music Machine 4 for 8 players session 4

Music Machine 4 for 8 players is an audio installation piece that was funded by the Arts Council.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651

Updates

Make a Musical Instrument Workshop

The workshop will have two parts. The first section will be to make a musical instrument. There will be four different instruments to make using precut wood and other materials. The making section of the workshop will end with a period of listening, adapting and tuning the instruments.

The second part of the workshop will be a performance of Simon Belshaw’s Music Machine 41. Dan Mayfield of School of Noise says of the piece “there’s a lovely complex simplicity to the idea and layout is really easy to understand. You could easily go down a route of discussing aleatoric music at an academic level, or have a group of 5 year olds creating their own performance.” It uses an innovative web based score that has a red, amber and green code to instruct performers. It is for a minimum of four players with no maximum number. In common with many of the Music Machines, no musical knowledge nor ability are required to perform it. There is no wrong way to play it and there can be no mistakes.

Attendees will keep their instruments when the workshop is finished.

This event is supported by Exeter City Council and is part of Fun Palaces Weekend 2021.

Tickets from https://bit.ly/3EguwxV

Posted 14/09/2021 by karen Huxtable

Posted 14/09/2021 by karen Huxtable
Posted 1/01/1970

On Sunday 3rd October Simon Belshaw will be in the Rougemont Room with Music Machines there are 4 sessions please book via Eventbrite. 

Music Machine 4 for 8 players is an audio installation piece that was funded by the Arts Council. It uses Raspberry Pi computers, Novation Launchpads and 24 musical cells of varying length to create an 8 minute piece. It was intended to be sited in AWEsome Arts Space, Exeter in March 2020 and to be part of the Exeter Game>Play festival in May; both events were cancelled due to covid-19. It was recorded using Zoom and can be viewed here: bit.ly/mm4zoom The piece uses 8 novation launchpads and 8 Raspberry Pi computers. The launchpads have an 8×8 grid of buttons, when one of these lights up the performer presses it and a short cell of music is played. The piece runs for 8 minutes and begins by playing a single note, then two and develops from there. It starts slowly with short cells and (fairly) lengthy intervals between them and ends playing long cells with short intervals. By the end there is a mass (wall) of sound with many parts overlapping. Throughout its course the piece sounds as if it is about to get going but falters, never settling into a steady state. It is similar to a mechanical machine that has trouble starting and, when it does, it malfunctions. Website: simonbelshaw.co.uk

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/simon-belshaw-26689621651

Posted 24/08/2021 by karen Huxtable