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Just a reminder that the first in a series of HacDC/Dorkbot DC co-presented events is happening this Tuesday — and we’ve added some presenters:

Schedule for next meeting (Co-presented with HacDC)

7 July, 2009
7 PM – 8 PM (ET)
ALWAYS FREE!

Location:
HacDC (Room TBA)
1525 Newton St NW
Washington DC 20010

Keith Sinzinger  :  Tubular Bells: Construction and Processing

Photo by Keith Sinzinger.

Fresh from having performed in the Baltimore Electronic Music Festival Keith will talk about how he conceived of, researched and constructed a set of tubular bells from scrap galvanized pipe. He’ll also touch on some other ongoing musical construction projects. Following a Q&A session, he’ll demonstrate the bells as he generally use them in performance, processed through a variety of electronic effects.

About Fast Forty
Keith calls this genre Intense Ambient: found sounds, altered electronics, scrap metal and other devices, blended to soothe and stimulate. His musical roots were developed in an industrial city (Cleveland), where he grew up in the virtual shadow of a Ford plant. He’s also lived most of his years within a few blocks of railroads. His musical experiments tend to reflect these environmental influences.

DorkbotDC would like to thank HacDC, DC’s hacker space, for arranging this talk and inviting us to co-present with them.

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HacDC members Alden Hart (still aglow with kudos from his MAKE Magazine “LED Light Brick” project and blog mentions on MAKE, Boing Boing, and Boing Boing Gadgets) and Elliot Williams (HacDC president and teacher extraordinaire) will show us what they made for the recent Art-o-matic event.

More info here.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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