workshop with Cătălin Matei
— 12 SEPT. / 14:00-17:00 / FB EVENT

“Sgomot” is an interactive audio / video playground, a sound workshop that consists of a system of interactive tools and devices designed to teach children different principles of physics and acoustics in a fun way. From a technical point of view, these interactive installations are based on different types of motion or touch sensors and use software from the field of music production. Designed as a journey, the workshop starts from visualizing sounds in different types of matter from water to laser, then moves on to generating sounds with all kinds of crazy devices, an optical theremin or a percussionist robot, continuing by discovering invisible sounds, from electromagnetic waves to biosensors. Plus other surprises.

*The workshop is addressed to young people between 7-15 years old.

*Participation in the event is free, but you must register in advance.

Workshop coordinator: Cătălin Matei – sound artist from Bucharest. Initially, his main concern was classical music and its relationship with mathematics: projects such as “Footballers’ Waltz” (symphonic microcolages composed using an Akai MPC), “100 Catronomes” (a golden reinterpretation with 100 cats Maneki Neko of Poème Symphonique composed by Ligeti) or “Pianosaurus” (a post-modern mechanical piano) explore the intersections between technology, classical music and humor. The “Ondiocytherium”, a sound object made up of two bodies is an instrument that self-destructs over time, inspired by Laser Doppler vibrometry and various techniques to accelerate the aging of materials. “The Arrhenius Jingles” are a series of micro-structures developed by a chain of condensers that react to the environment, translating temperature changes into sound sequences.

Recently, he became involved in working with Artificial Instinct as a generative method, composed music for theater performances, created sound installations and workshops dedicated to children with hearing impairments or used unique techniques for recording church organs in Transylvania as part of the MetaOrganum project.