May 4, 2019 Meetup: Show & Tell

Our next meetup is Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Westgate Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library.

Want to share what you’ve been working on? Been working on something in Ableton Live? Got a computer program, or a synth patch, or a special electronic instrument? Or, just want to see what a lot of other people are doing and have a chance to learn from them? Come on out! We’ll have a table for you to set up on. Bring your headphones for maximum enjoyment!

Want to try out playing or demonstrating in front of a live audience? There will also be a round of “open PA” time, where you can take the stage during a 5 minute time slot to demo or play what you brought. (Be sure you have a 1/4″ or XLR output)

Sign up for a 5-minute time to reserve a spot; additional slots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

March 15th Meetup: Confluence

Part of the March Science Fiction exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center, Confluence brings together practitioners, artists, students, and scholars for engagement at the confluence of science fiction, technology, society, gender issues, and innovation.

Theme: What does science fiction have to do with technology, society, gender issues, or innovation?

When: March 15th, 6pm-9:30pm

Where: Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI

Agenda:

  • 6pm-6:45pm DJ/Social Time/Poster presentations
    • Bill Van Loo DJing. Time for socializing and viewing the art in the gallery. Also, student poster presentations.
  • 6:45-7:15pm Panel Discussion
    • Local scholars and artists hold a discussion about how science fiction is related to technology, society, gender issues, and innovation.
  • 7:15-9pm Electronic music/art Performances

(Image by Aaron Graff)

October 27th, 2018: 2nd Annual North Coast Modular Collective Showcase Show

When

Saturday October 27, 2018: 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Where

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

What

Members of North Coast Modular Collective will perform short musical sets. There will be some Q&A and discussion between sets.

Some clips from last year:

 

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September 29, 2018 Meetup: Turning Chaos Into Music

Theme

Chaos! How do you turn chaos into music?

When

Saturday September 29, 2018: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Agenda

  1. Presenter #1: Nick Gaydos breaks down the Turing Machine eurorack module and pairs it with precision adders to show how to create melodies out of randomness.
  2. Presenter #2: Dan Blades will use white noise with sample and hold to produce signals that control and shape sounds.
  3. Around the room updates (shout out any opportunities, projects, etc.)
  4. Socializing time*

 

*Do you turn chaos into music? Bring a (small) example with you! Socializing time this is a great opportunity to show and talk with others about what you do!

June 23rd North Coast Modular Collective Meetup: Save the Date!

Save the date!

North Coast Modular Collective is hosting another meetup, where you can see what others are doing and share your interests, questions, curiosities, or ideas!

Who: Open to the public. If you’re into making sounds with electronic things, this is for you. If you’re into making electronic things that make sounds, this is for you. If you’re curious but have never done it before, this is for you.

Date/Time: Saturday June 23rd, 1pm – 4pm

FREE

Location: Menlo Innovations, 505 East Liberty, LL500 (downstairs), Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Theme: Programming

Agenda

  • Presentation/performance #1 (TBA)
  • Presentation/performance #2 (TBA)
  • Around the room updates (shout out any opportunities, projects, etc.)
  • Socialize

Programming Theme

Our March Meetup generated some great ideas for upcoming topics. Since the June meetup will be held in a software factory, we thought it would be fitting to have the theme be “programming”. We’re applying some creative license to the interpretation of this theme, so you could see presentations or show-and-tells on anything from programming beats and melodies (sequencing) to DSP (Digital Signal Processing). Details will come soon, stay tuned! Comment below if you have other future topic suggestions, or ideas for presentations (including your own presentation or show-and-tell!).