Animato Audio Summer Synth Camp Jam Featuring Andrew Thomas

Local DJ Andrew Thomas jamming out during his Summer Synth Camp class at Animato Audio. It's Andrew's first time performing live on the Eurorack modular synthesizer. Watch out for this up and coming talent!

More info about the Summer Synth Camp:

This summer we are looking forward to bringing the joy of electronic music and visual art making to adults and children ages 5 and up.

Participants will learn about music making using the modular synthesizer. These wonderful machines are tactile, responsive and playful. Teens and children alike will enjoy interacting with expressive tools to create something unique. They will be guided by our experience instructors to create melodies, rhythms and incorporate daily found sound into a 2-3 minute musical composition. The Synthesizer Summer Camp experience is a fun way to expand sonic horizons and appreciation for music in general.

Camp attendees will also be introduced to the video synthesizer. This instrument can produce complex shapes and transform still pictures into interesting animations. Furthermore, they will be taught how to use the video synthesizer to create audio reactive visuals with their own musical composition. The participants are encouraged to bring their own digital photos as raw material for the animation.

In culmination, the music and visual creations will be synchronized together into a short audio visual piece.

This camp is a great opportunity for children to get their first exposure to electronic music and visual art. Children can play, create, express and explore art freely by taking advantage of creative technology. Through playing, we hope to inspire the musicians and visual artists of the future.