Anže Sekelj & Staš Vrenko: HEX 1.0
During the online workshop the participants will build their personal electronic instrument HEX 1.0 from the semi-modular series of electronic instruments HEX. HEX 1.0 is a digital polyphonic synthesizer with a capacitive keyboard, potentiometers for signal modulation and an adaptable looper that through its unusual shape explores new ways of interaction and sound synthesis. Individual modules from the series can function both as independent instruments/effects and as part of a larger modular system. The purpose of the series is to enable musicians and the general public access to digital instruments that can help users in creating and composing more complex electronic productions.
Staš Vrenko is an artist, musician and electronic instrument designer. He has an MA (cum laude) in sculpture from the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design for which he received the Prešeren award for students. His practice involves various fields of art with a strong focus on sound exploration, electronic media and technologies, kineticism and performativity. In the past few years, he has presented various solo projects: Record (Kino Šiška), Loops in Transmission (osmo/za), Adoption Techniques (P74) and Connective (MoTA). He has also been featured on group exhibitions at the international festival Agora Creative (Grenoble), SCCA Ljubljana, Lighting Guerrilla Festival, MFRU_25, Kiblix, Vžigalica Gallery and Škuc Gallery, among many others.