Saturday, March 07, 2015

March 7 Eugene Invades Control Home

The voice of the machine is a science as well as an art. Analog synths follow simple patterns of physics. How we hear them follows complex patterns of physics. Therein lies art.

Control voltage breaks the synthesis of sounds into modules with knobs. How to conect the modules and what the knobs do constitutes this free talk with hands-on.

Focus today is filters. It's a more fascinating topic than you might think. What's super cool is that filters are considered in the forward path and in a modulation chain. Who cares what that means, what matters is what it sounds like. Synthesizer demonstration at Control Voltage 3742 NE Mississippi 1PM-2 Free

The University of Oregon is a popular school hereabouts. The Portland beachhead seeks studio arts cred in exchange for mounting shows. They have been doing a good job. Their customers, tuition-paying students, have a choice of in-town and out of town schools. Markets at work.

As part of that there are talks this afternoon and talks by UO art grads. 4PM Ken O'Connell, professor emeritus speaks. 5PM artists Carl Diehl, Heidi Schwegler and Cara Tomlinson talk. 5:30 reception. At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch 4PM-7 Free

Gallery Homeland has Joe Spangler, photorealistic painter. At Gallery Homeland in the Ford Building 2505 SE 11th x Division. Enter through the cafe on the corner if the main doors on 11th are locked. 6PM-9 Free