DIY Synth Masterclass by Wilhelm Bras
The idea to build synthesizers was implemented in the 1950s. There was a simple reason for that – such instruments did not exist, therefore, those looking for new tones had to find new solutions first. Why Paweł Kulczyński still continues this process in the 21st century?
Firstly, because he misses the old analogue sound. Secondly, as an experimental composer he believes that in the process of creating music, every little detail matters. He says: “When you play pop there is no sense in looking for and creating your own sounds. It is different when you want to experiment with music.”
During the workshops taking place on 30th September in Vilnius Manufactory LOFTAS, Kulczyński is going to tell us about the inspirations and sources of creating his well-known musical nature, Wilhelm Bras. He wouldn’t exist without his own equipment, the DYI idea and everyday laborious technical work he does. He will introduce the audience to the technicalities of music generators, describe the secrets of their production and present the capabilities of his own instruments.
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Paweł Kulczyński a Silesian experimentalist born in 1978 performs under a pseudonym Wilhelm Bras. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych) in Katowice. He normally works as a graphic designer. In the musical world he is known for the avant-garde sounds, remarkable concerts, as well as performative and designer work. He performed on many festivals, among others, CTM in Berlin, Unsound in Cracow and New York, OFF in Katowice and Tauron New Music (Tauron Nowa Muzyka).