Sounding Objects

Sounding Objects: Intro to Electromagnetics
A workshop with Martín Rodríguez (Montreal)
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Time: 1 – 4PM
FREE admission
WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. You can be put on the waiting list by emailing

This workshop will introduce participants to some of the basic concepts of electromagnetics. Using a hands-on approach, participants will learn fundamental knowledge around electronics and how it relates to sound, while also experimenting with various electromagnetic devices used in sound art such as piezos, speakers, and transducers.

Martín will be performing Radio Therapy at the feature night of PARTICLE + WAVE. For more info, go to:

About the instructor:

Using unconventional performance techniques, Martín Rodríguez explores resonance in combination with transducers and his electric guitar to expose the rhythms, harmonies, and melodies that are found in the cracks of the radio spectrum, creating emotive soundscapes which are living, listening, and engaging in the present.

As the son of a Mexican immigrant and Polish-American, identity has always played a central role to Rodriguez’s artistic explorations. Projects such as Open La Puerta (2013) explore fragmented memories of his heritage; and after a surgery from a brain tumor left him temporarily paralyzed Rodríguez began exploring new ways to play his guitar as a copping mechanism that led to Radio Therapy (2015).

In addition to producing his own art Rodriguez has recorded 2 EPs with the microtonal psychedelic synth collective Chienvoler as well as explored free electronic hardware improvisation with his duo Data Slum. In addition, he is currently the Co-Director at Eastern Bloc where he oversees their Lab.

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