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Glitch-Synth Circuit-Bending Workshop

Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Spaces are limited. Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve and purchase your spot.

DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TIME: 7:00-10:00 PM
PRICE*: $40 + $10 materials fee + taxes. Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

*For this workshop, up to two spots are being offered at concession/reduced pricing of $25 + $10 materials fees + taxes (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.


A hands-on battery-powered electronics hacking & building experimental sound and noise workshop + jam, led by sound artist Jeff Morton.

Explore the underbelly of discarded consumer electronics. We will take apart, re-wire, and amplify a collection of electronic sound-making toys and objects.

Jeff will present audio synthesis concepts and DIY electronic music. Participants will then learn about the basic tools and tehcniques in soldering and simple electronics hacking. By making new connections directly on the circuitboards, by attaching new controls like knobs, buttons and dials, and by wiring in new audio output jacks, we will create an orchestra of noise and sound modules. The end result will be a set of hi-fi electronic musical instruments that can be performed individually or in concert with other electronic modules or effects.

All participants will work on their very own circuit-bent instrument (which they will take home afterwards), and we will all plug in to a sound system for a massive collective glitchy-synth noise jam. 

All materials provided, including tools and electronics. 

Jeff Morton is a sound artist, composer, and performer based in Ottawa, Canada. His music and media art are playful, experimental explorations of sound, sound-making, communication, and compositional processes using found and musical objects and materials. In performance, composition, and installation, his work has been presented by ensembles and in galleries across Canada and internationally.


Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at or call 613-791-1152.