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Next Dorkbot DC, Tuesday July 7, 2009

Dorkbot DC has been on a hiatus for the past few months, but we’re back, baby! July will be the first of a series of some events co-presented with our pals at HacDC. If you’re in town, we hope you can make it.

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.

More info here.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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