The DIY Chime creative workshop is dedicated to designing a stand-alone electronic speaker, which is a refurbished copy of the Synchime sound unit. Synchime was made in the 1980s to produce electronic percussion sound. With its analogue circuit, Synchime, generates a metallic sound similar to the sound of cymbals, bells, gongs, etc. It can also be adjusted to make it sound like a membranophone instrument or synthesizer.
The workshop will empower the participants with knowledge and skills for independent production of any electronic device and for its possible further development. With such empowerment, it brings the participant closer to the concept of the DIY method, which is a manner of action dedicated to moving away from the consumer-oriented society whilst facilitating the ability to think creatively, which is a condition for any entrepreneurial idea.
With the self-manufactured electronic instrument, the workshop also enriches the participant's musical arrangement, thus opening up new possibilities for their musical and artistic creation.
The workshops are intended for high school and university students and the elderly and are free of charge. No prior knowledge or additional tools are required to participate.
Blaž Pavlica is a computer programmer, an audio-visual artist, a sound engineer and a DJ who currently lives and works in Utrecht.
The workshop is part of the On-the-fly project, which is co-financed by the European Union's Creative Europe programme. Supported by the Ministry of Public Administration and the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department of Culture.