Experimental Music Instruments – Workshop for Children







Bratislava (SK)


Jiří Suchánek


About the artistWebsite


EDIT: the workshop was postponed to the 14.-15.12.2019 due the artist being sick



A4’s upcoming activity is a two-days workshop for children focusing on experimental music instruments.

It will take place from 14 to 15 December 2019. The workshop for children focuses on the creation of experimental musical instruments made from found things, simple tiny engines and contact piezo microphones, which offer a wide range of applications in sound art, field recording, sound installations or sound distribution of objects. Using a hammer, a saw or a screwdriver, participants will transform common things to the unconventional music instruments. Then participants will sound them and will be creating unconventional experimental music. All the participants will make their own piezo sensor and connect a engine with speed control. They will solder, drill, screw, cut, connect, listen, record and play!

Jiří Suchánek, an artist, musician and pedagogue at the Brno University of Technology, focuses on creating audiovisual installations for public space and galleries. He is also dealing with experimental music, for which he creates his own hardware and software tools.

The workshop participants will gain new knowledge, theoretical and practical skills and literacy in the process of creating and using the unconventional DIY music instruments in order to be able to create and compose the experimental music. By creating and participating in this workshop, A4 wants to empower its audience to become change-makers. To strengthen the impact of the workshop, A4 will also produce a digital tool/online video from the workshop

Requirements for participants: minimum 10 years of age, desire to learn and experiment, open ears, not afraid of soldering irons and tools. Registration at