"Rob Hordijk (The Hague, The Netherlands). One of the most most creative designers in modular synthesis today, Rob specializes in hand-build analog electronic instruments including his Hordijk modular system and standalone boxes somewhere between musical instruments and objets d’art. An example of an instrument designed by Rob is the Blippoo Box, an audio sound generator that operates according to the principles of chaos theory. Rob has been teaching, lecturing and conducting workshops since 1983 at a number of institutes in The Netherlands, and occasionally in other places on this planet".
“Sines & Squares” is one of UK's first festivals and concert series celebrating the recent resurgence of analogue and modular synthesizers. It will feature some of the most renown UK and international performers, composers, lecturers and designers working with Buchla, Serge, Eurorack, Hordijk and EMS modular systems. A novel workshop from Tom Bugs of Bugbrand will introduce attendees to how to build their own analogue synthesizer/processor. The event will feature Rob Hordijk (The Hague), one of the most most creative designers in modular synthesis today, and will present five concerts of live modular free improvisation and fixed media compositions rooted in modular synthesis. It will also include theoretical "Patchbay Sessions" with papers and presentations focused on modular synthesis, a Modular Lounge (system demos) and will include installation performances and the MANTIS System.
The Yoga Room at the Islington Mill was kindly provided to the Sines Square Festival by the Arts Students at University of Salford. We are very grateful for that!.