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Sunday, May 21 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Synthesizer Ensemble Workshop Inspired by Suzanne Ciani

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In her live modular performances, electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani uses four sets of predefined pitches, each in a 16-step sequencer, that serve as the basic for the tonality of an improvised performance. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use tempo-synced Moog Mother 32 synthesizers, set up with Suzanne’s tone rows, to create improvised mini performances. Participants will learn basic ideas about how to create this type of electronic music, how to shape the sound of a synthesizer, and how a group of synthesizers so they can perform together.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children ages 8 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
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Michael Bierylo

Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He is currently the Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music. Bierylo has performed throughout the U.S. at venues as diverse as the Knitting Factory, Ho... Read More →

Program Partners
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Berklee College of Music

Berklee is the premiere music college and performing arts conservatory. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Professors Michael Bierylo, Dr. Richard Boulanger, and Matthew Davidson.



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