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Make a Mozzi Theremin

VIVO Media Arts

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 6:30 PM - Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 9:30 PM (PDT)

Make a Mozzi Theremin

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Arduino Uno controller
The Arduino Uno controller is required for this workshop. Don't have one? Then, add this item to your purchase. If you already have one, no need to buy it here, but be sure to bring it with you to the workshop!
5 Jun 2018 $33.00 $2.08 $1.75
Regular rate & materials + I'll bring my own laptop   more info 5 Jun 2018 $100.00 $5.09 $5.25
Regular rate & materials + I need a computer   more info 5 Jun 2018 $100.00 $5.09 $5.25
VIVO Producer rate & materials + I'll bring my own laptop   more info 5 Jun 2018 $75.00 $3.97 $3.95
VIVO Producer rate & materials + I need a computer   more info 5 Jun 2018 $75.00 $3.97 $3.95
Under 13 yrs, accompanied by parent with ticket
Free for people under 13 years of age who are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Parent or guardian must purchase their own ticket, and will share the materials included with their own ticket. Only one "Under 13 yrs" ticket permitted per parent or guardian attendee.
5 Jun 2018 Free $0.00 $0.00

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IMPORTANT: There are several types of tickets. Please choose carefully!

  • You must bring your own Arduino Uno controller or otherwise add one to your registration
  • You must bring your own laptop or otherwise reserve a free computer by selecting the appropriate ticket
  • If you bring your own laptop, it must have the correct software (see details below)
  • Registration closes Sunday June 5


 Make a Mozzi Theremin

Create your own Arduino-based electronic synthesizer with artist Chris Jung!

2 session, 6 hours total, materials included// $100, or $75 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST) – **Arduino Uno sold separately**

Session 1: Wed, June 13, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Session 2: Wed, June 20, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Don't delay: Registration closes Monday June 5

One extended subsidy is available for this workshop: 

Prerequisite: Prior knowledge of Arduino is not necessary. However, before attending Session 1, participants must download the latest Arduino software and are encouraged to explore the provided tutorials, so that more time can be spent on sound experimentation during the workshop. The software is called the Arduino 1.8.5. To download it, follow this link and select the operating system you're using (Mac, Windows, Linux):


Learn how to use Arduino to make a Theremin — a fun and weird musical instrument played without even touching it. Make haunting electronic sounds and control them with the wave of your hand…or any body part for that matter!

The Theremin is one of the most unique instruments created in the last 100 years. Usually, assembling a Theremin requires a long and intricate process, but we will circumvent this using an Arduino, a sensor, and a speaker.

This is a great workshop if you want a simple intro to using Arduino for creating interactive sound art. Furthermore, through group analysis of examples, you’ll discuss the cultural implications of sound art and interactive sound artists like Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.

This workshop will utilize the Mozzi library that allows users to create complex and highly customizable sounds using fairly simple code. Please visit the Mozzi sound library to get a good idea of the possible sounds we will create:

All electronic components included.

Arduino Uno unit available separately. Don't have one, and prefer not to buy one? There are a limited number Arduino units available that can be borrowed for the workshop. Email to arrange to borrow one.

Want access to discounts?

Sign up to for an Extended Producer Membership:

Or redeem the Video Bucks you earned by volunteering:



Chris Jung ( is a painter, musician, draftsman and writer, holding a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UBC, and a diploma in Design and Drafting Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. His art practice researches ways of representing subjectivity and chaotic systems. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Gam Gallery and Charles H Scott Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.




Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!



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VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 6:30 PM - Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 9:30 PM (PDT)

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VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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