Make a Mozzi Theremin




2 session, 6 hours total, materials included // $100, or $75 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST) – **Arduino Uno sold separately**


Performing Arts, Forums & Talks

Create your own Arduino-based electronic synthesizer with artist Chris Jung!

2 session, 6 hours total, materials included // $100, or $75 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST) – **Arduino Uno sold separately**

Session 1: Wed, June 13, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Session 2: Wed, June 20, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Don't delay: Registration closes Monday June 5

One extended subsidy is available for this workshop:

Prerequisite: Prior knowledge of Arduino is not necessary. However, before attending Session 1, participants must download the latest Arduino software and are encouraged to explore the provided tutorials, so that more time can be spent on sound experimentation during the workshop. The software is called the Arduino 1.8.5. To download it, follow this link and select the operating system you're using (Mac, Windows, Linux):

Learn how to use Arduino to make a Theremin — a fun and weird musical instrument played without even touching it. Make haunting electronic sounds and control them with the wave of your hand…or any body part for that matter!

The Theremin is one of the most unique instruments created in the last 100 years. Usually, assembling a Theremin requires a long and intricate process, but we will circumvent this using an Arduino, a sensor, and a speaker.

This is a great workshop if you want a simple intro to using Arduino for creating interactive sound art. Furthermore, through group analysis of examples, you’ll discuss the cultural implications of sound art and interactive sound artists like Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.

This workshop will utilize the Mozzi library that allows users to create complex and highly customizable sounds using fairly simple code. Please visit the Mozzi sound library to get a good idea of the possible sounds we will create:

All electronic components included.

Arduino Uno unit available separately. Don't have one, and prefer not to buy one? There are a limited number Arduino units available that can be borrowed for the workshop. Email to arrange to borrow one.
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Chris Jung ( is a painter, musician, draftsman and writer, holding a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UBC, and a diploma in Design and Drafting Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. His art practice researches ways of representing subjectivity and chaotic systems. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Gam Gallery and Charles H Scott Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.