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Saturday, May 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
No Coast Synthesis: How to Follow the Arrows

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Get on the road with synthesis techniques and visit the East Coast, West Coast and all places in between. Join Tony Rolando and Walker Farrell of Make Noise as they implement “no coast synthesis” or 0-COAST, utilizing techniques from from both the Moog paradigm (aka East Coast due to the company’s East Coast home) and Buchla and Serge paradigms (aka West Coast due to their West Coast homes).

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Walker Farrell

Walker is a lifelong student of music in all the forms he can find. Growing up he studied classical piano and composition, dabbled in rudimentary computer music, and finally discovered hardware synthesizers in 2001 when a Korg MS2000 caught his ears and fingers. Forays into continental philosophy, jazz piano, lap steel guitar and bartending did nothing to slow his expanding exploration of sound. By 2008, modular synths had become his instrument... Read More →
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Make Noise

What started as a re-visioning of jettisoned music technology grew into a crew of folks— Make Noise—working together in Asheville, NC, to design and build some pretty strange, but thoughtful modular synthesizers. We see our instruments as a collaboration with musicians who create once in a lifetime performances that push boundaries and play the notes between the notes to discover the unfound sounds. We want our instruments to be an... Read More →
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Tony Rolando

Tony is a self-taught electronic musical instrument designer who got started by obsessively reading amateur radio books at the public library, building electronics for artists, such as the light controlled mixer for Simon Lee's "Bus Obscura," working for Moog Music, and playing in bands for many years. After 3 years of isolation on a mountain top he founded Make Noise. In his spare time he enjoys walking the dog, traveling with Kel and... Read More →

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Full Frame Theater 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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