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SOIL Media Art & Technology Fall Workshops

Ernie Dulanowksy
October 17 – December 12, 2015

Workshops will take place at 1856 Scarth Street in the SOIL Media Lounge on the second floor. $10; Students free with a valid student ID. Registration is not required unless otherwise stated.

Workshop Descriptions

October 17, 2015; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Modular Synthesizers with Ernie Dulanowksy (a.k.a. pulsewidth)

Have you ever wanted to know more about modular synthesizers? Considering building your own but not sure where to start? Join Ernie Dulanowsky (a.k.a. pulsewidth) as he takes participants through a brief history of modular synthesizers, their various components, how they work, along with some basic patches and a rundown of his very own modular synthesizer.

November 14, 2015; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Build a CMOS Noise-Maker with Ernie Dulanowsky (a.k.a. pulsewidth)

*** Please register in advance for this workshop by contacting our Production Coordinator at This workshop will cost $20, payable in advance, as we will be ordering a special kit for each participant. Space is limited! You can pre-pay online to ensure your spot at or in person at Neutral Ground. The deadline for registration and payment is November 1st.

Participants will build their very own noise-maker based on the 40106 hex inverting Schmitt trigger chip. We’ll make a basic tone generator with one section of the chip, then learn how to use the rest of the chip as additional generators that can modulate one another or be mixed together for a bigger sound. Participants get to keep what they make!

December 12, 2015; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Artist Bios

Ernie Dulanowsky is a regina-based sound artist and musician. He has performed at Nuit Blanche YXE in Saskatoon in both 2014 and 2015, Calgary’s Soundasauraus in 2013, and Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum in 2013. He has a new tape, Ocean of Surveillance, out on Magnetic Domain Tapes which can be found at