Electric Melon Workshop
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Electric Melon Workshop

Make your own amplified melon! All you need are simple soldering skills we will teach you, and one small melon, which we can provide while supplies last. In one afternoon you will:

1) build your own contact microphone
2) combine your mic with a melon to make an amplified melon
3) join our amplified electric melon drum circle
4) eat your melon when you’re done and/or take your melon rinds to the World of Pickling at the Walker Open Field and pickle your rinds.

All participants will be able to borrow soldering materials. No advanced registration required. Drum circle or previous electric melon experience also not required.

Mark Allen

is the founder and executive director of Machine Project. Under his direction, Machine has produced over 500 events, workshops and performances. Prior to opening Machine, he was involved with several alternative arts groups as a curator, board member and director, and co-founded the Los Angeles new media collective c-level. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California San Diego, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College.