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Explore the world of synthesizers with master of electronic music, Indigo Poirier.

In this course, you will be taken on a journey through the history of the synthesizer—from its humble beginnings to its modern-day ubiquitous use in most genres of music production.

The instructor, Indigo, will explain the fundamentals of subtractive synthesis and signal flow, walk you through creating some patches on both hardware and software synthesizers, and even dive into a bit of modular synthesis concepts.

It is recommended that students bring a laptop for this course.


Dates: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Hall, UNB Campus, Fredericton
Fee: $100 (+HST)
Instructor: Indigo Poirier

About the instructor

Indigo Poirier is a musician, composer, and producer working primarily within the realm of electronic music. Her work is heavily influenced by breakbeat and idm artists such as Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares, as well as the soundtracks to classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. Her solo project, Wangled Teb, was awarded MusicNB's Electronic Artist of the Year award in 2018.

She also plays drums in post-flood-rock band Helium Submarine, and synthesizers and drum machine in electronic improv trio Terre Wa. Indigo is a trans woman and member of the Wolastoqiyik First Nation.

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