Sunday, September 8, 2013



Because participants will assemble and program their own shnth during the workshop, they should plan to attend both sections.

ASSEMBLY: Tuesday, September 17, 6-10 PM

Soldering and assembly of the instrument. Here you will receive your kit and built it.

PROGRAMMING: Saturday, September 21, 4-7 PM
Peter lectures about shLISP and FISH. Here you will learn to use and customize the Shnth you have built.

WHERE: Node Baltimore Hackerspace, 403 East Oliver Street, Baltimore

TUITION: The cost of the workshop, which includes all parts and tools needed to assemble the Shnth, is $220. Ordering a complete instrument from Peter is $300 and does not include direct lessons from Peter. It is a great deal!

SIGN UP: You can "walk in" on the 17th; however there are only 10 kits available. Your spot can be "reserved" at

INSTRUCTOR: Peter B is founder and creator of Ciat-Lonbarde instruments. He has been building and designing completely singular musical instruments out of his Baltimore workshop for the last 10 years.

The High Zero Festival of Experimental Music presents a Shnth Workshop with Peter Blasser in which participants assemble their own Shnth, a completely customizable handheld analog/digital synthesizer with unusual tactile controls, and then learn to program it via Peter's custom software. The instrument is made from hardwoods that Peter collects and cuts himself and the wooden case itself is the analog sensor inputs in which the instrument is played. The digital heart can can be programmed via USB by your mac/PC/linux computer using a custom app and written in Peter's code language, shLISP. The instrument is highly mobile, with a battery that can be charged via USB. The Shnth can even store presets, allowing for numerous patches to be recalled as needed in the "field."

Info on the Shnth: