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DigiVeg – Where Vegetables Meet Digital Technology!

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At Span Arts we’ve recently started Span Digidol; a new and exciting 2-year project trialling innovative digital technology to get the people of Pembrokeshire’s creative juices flowing! When Narberth Food Festival approached us to see if we wanted to get involved we leapt at the chance to do something fun and bizarre. 

After thinking long and hard about how food could meet the world of digital art, we came up with the DigiVeg concept. In essence: using vegetables to make sounds, recording them and programming them into a computer to make electronic music. 

Have you ever wondered how to make a root-flute or carrot clarinet? Or play a digital vegetable keyboard? No? Well, this could be just the thing you never knew you needed to know! 

Span Arts is teaming up with electronic musician Andy Wheddon for two 1-day workshops in vegetable instrument making, sound-sampling and simple programming using Raspberry Pis (mini computers) to create vegetable keyboards for electronic music making. 

At the end of each day from 4-5 pm, we will be taking the vegetable keyboards outside into the carpark for public demonstration via our PA system. We’ll be sharing some of the best electronic music created by workshop participants and giving the public the opportunity to have a go! 

Take a look at our promo video!

Workshop details:  

Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sept, Span Arts Gallery, Narberth, 10am-5pm 

Children £5, Adults £7.50  

Maximum of 12 people per day. 

Suitable for children aged 7+ with adult supervision, or 12+ without.  

Adults without children are welcome too. 

Book tickets here: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595604  

The Span Digidol project runs for 2-years and will be launching properly in October. It is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and LEADER and will address themes such as loneliness, health & wellbeing, creative communities and skills development in the region.

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