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PATCH UP! A workshop on synthetic sound and modular thought

Patch Up! is a workshop on modular synthesis hosted by York University and the Responsive Ecologies Lab at Ryerson University that brings together scholars, artists, educators, musical instrument designers and engineers to explore modular synthesis and its impact on music and multimedia arts. Through historical, technical, social, aesthetic, pedagogical, artistic and other perspectives, the workshop will open a collective reflection and sharing of knowledge on the powerful connections between technology, creativity, culture and personal agency.

The goal of this event is to create a collegial and multi-disciplinary atmosphere based on the mutual exploration of ideas and hands-on engagement through various forms of interaction, discussion and knowledge sharing. Participants will share their insights as to the reasons behind the growing popularity of modular synthesis and the opportunities that this unique technology provides for musical experimentation and non-screen-based interaction and creativity. The three-day workshop will feature a range of on-site and remote activities, including formal presentations, demonstrations of new technology, performances and hands-on design.

The workshop will take place on April 1 to 3. Further information about the workshop can be found on the Patch Up! website.

Given ongoing COVID restrictions, the event is not open to the general public, however, selected video and audio content from the workshop will be made available at a later date.

For those interested in joining the Zoom sessions during the event, please contact Andreas Kitzmann at




Apr 01 - 03 2022


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