WORKSHOPS AND OTHER ADVENTURES

—–    HUNTERS MOON FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS 2013  —–

FUZZ PEDAL BUILDING WORKSHOP WITH  _maker                                         SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2:00PM – 6:00PM in the Dock Arts Room TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 49 EURO

Guitar Pedal WorkshopIn this workshop, participants will become familiar with the skills required to make and customise analog guitar pedals through the construction of Fuzz distortion pedal.Before the build begins, the correct way to solder is demonstrated and practiced. This build  introduces a number of key skills and concepts including precision soldering, adding true-bypass, automatic on/off switching, circuit grounding, a number of important and useful electronic principles and the correct way to mount components in an aluminum enclosure. By the end of this workshop participants will have gained all the necessary knowledge and skills to begin making and modifying analog effects from home. TICKETS FOR THIS WORKSHOP MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM FESTIVAL TICKETS. LIMITED TO 15 PLACES.

CIRCUIT BENDING WORKSHOP WITH Rodger Boyle                                 SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Dock Arts Room          TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 15 EURO

10000000000002580000019068a92b89 Circuit Bending is the creative customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators.’

In Rodger Boyle’s Circuit Bending Workshop participants will learn the history and the basics of Circuit Bending. They will learn the basic components used in Circuit Bending, the basics of soldering, how to install switch’s, output jacks and potentiometers. Turning old toy’s into new musical instruments that participants will be able to take home with them. Tools, components and toys will be provided. No previous electronics experience is required. TICKETS FOR THIS WORKSHOP MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM FESTIVAL TICKETS. LIMITED TO 10 PLACES.

TIBETAN GONG SOUND BATH with Marta Lyszkiewiczo                          SUNDAY  27th  OCTOBER 3:30pm – 4:00pm in the Docks Arts Center 15 Euro Places are very limited so please secure your place at huntersmoonfestival at gmail dot com or call our Box Office at 0861523913

rbge25apr100101This workshop is free for all festival ticket holders. Please note, limited to 30 places. Please bring a pillow or yoga/rolly mat if you can.

The most basic element of the human being is the cell. The simplest way of communicating with the cells is through vibration. External vibrations cause a sympathetic resonance in the cells. When tapping a singing bowl placed on the body which consists of more than 70% of water, the sound transmitted causes the cell to resonate. The sound waves spread, as the ripples from a stone dropped in a pond, into larger and larger circles through blood, flesh, organs and even bones, relaxing them and at the same harmonising and energising them. In this way the more than 100 trillion cells that are the building blocks of the human body receive a gentle cell massage.
A visual example of the cleansing power invoked here is what happens when we put jewellery or dentures into a supertonic bath and see how in a short while all the dirt and grime is shaken loose. In this way sound can also release energy blockages through out the mind, body, and spirit.
Any sound affects the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body. The bowl vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nervous system yet powerful enough to travel deep into the body to penetrate the bones. Vibrations can travel into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to achieve otherwise.

More info on Sound Baths here: Sound-healing

—–    HUNTERS MOON FESTIVAL OTHER ADVENTURES   —–

INFLATABLE INTERVENTION by Rob Ireson

Rob Ireson is an artist/human focused on creating strange and absurd  situations in order to disturb the everyday and to explode reality.  For the Hunters Moon festival he will be utilising the inflat-o-mobile; a mobile inflatable space to create a vibrating bubble of sound at various locations around Carrick on Shannon.  This bubble will act as a temporal portal into other realms, a space which allows people to pause, and to step into the uncharted territory of the ambiguous; where rules are blurred and possibilities are endless. To prevent its ambiguity being absorbed into the logic of the status quo; the work will disappear as fast it appears, creating questions, desire and a conspicuous absence….

For more info on Rob’s work go to http://www.robireson.carbonmade.com

BULLROARERS by Ciaran MacAoibh

bullroarerBullroarers have been swung to make the voices of the spirits and the ancestors for tens of thousands of years in every part of the world.  Ciaran MacAoidh, who makes simple, primitive and lo-fi instruments (and music) will be hosting a short bullroarer orchestra for anyone who’s like to join in.  Sometimes creepy, sometimes jubilant when played alone; we want to hear the roar en masse.

bullroar

bullroar

bullroar

TRACES OF THE REAL by Hugh McCabe

spook-1Traces Of The Real is a photography project by Hugh McCabe that involves taking long exposure photographs at music concerts, theatre productions, and other events. The basic technique is simple: I set up a 4×5 film camera somewhere in the venue, and make exposures whose length corresponds to some portion of time dictated by the nature of what is happening. So at a music concert, I open the shutter at the start of a song and close it at the end. At a theatre production, I open the shutter at the start of a scene and then close it at the end. The intention is to contest the idea of the photograph as something that simply freezes a moment in time, and instead explore the relationship between photography and events that take place over extended periods. The images allow the viewer to contemplate to what extent our memories and perceptions of experiences are influenced by a photographically oriented visual culture that favours the recording of life in 1/60 second slices.

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