ISEA2011 WORKSHOP: Build your own USB-MIDI-Interface

Build your own USB-MIDI-Interface
Workshop Leader: Felix Krüger
2nd Leader: Felix Pfeifer
In this workshop attendees will build their own USB-MIDI-Interface based on one of the Kaputverboten boards. Kaputverboten is a small series of devices designed by Georg Werner and the workshop leaders. According to your skills you can solder or just stick together the parts and mount them on any custom housing. The assembled interface does not need to be programmed, it is instantly ready for use. Every computer application understanding MIDI messages can be controlled by your custom designed board.
Bios of the Presenters
Felix Krüger studied physics at the Technische Universität Dresden. He is currently working at his Phd at the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics of the TU Dresden. Besides his interest in physics he is also a musician playing in various Jazz- Rock- Electro- and Pop-bands since 2000. In his musical works he tries to combine physical and electronic instruments which results in self-made hybrid instruments constructed by digital, analog and physical parts. Some of his installations and performances where shown in art festivals, theaters or concerts in Dresden, Berlin and other German, Czech and Polish cities. He is also organizing and presenting at a monthly workshop/lecture in Dresden where he presents technical and aesthetic concepts of his works.

Felix Pfeifer studied computer science and musicology in Potsdam and Berlin. He is currently preparing for the degree. He played piano in various jazz ensembles in Berlin and also composed electronic music for theater plays and electronic art performances. During his studies he taught two seminars at Humboldt University at the chair of media theory mostly about the real time musical programming language puredata. His interest in interfaces is a result of the work with puredata and other computer music applications/ languages which often lack good interfaces. Developing hardware interfaces which he uses in performances and installations is becoming one of his main focuses.

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