Classes & Workshops

In the Workshop: Live Sounds w/ {arsonist}

Instruments-of-the-Month: H4N Zoom Recorder

Inspirational Artists: Holly Herndon

Inspired by experimental female composers who blend analog & digital, {arsonist} will demonstrate how to collect live sounds with the Zoom H4N recorder and manipulate them using Tidal Cycles, live coding software that allows you to make musical patterns with text. {arsonist} is the solo musical project of Pittsburgh native, classically-trained violinist and producer Danielle Rager.

Curated by gfx, this hands-on workshop series takes inspiration from electronic and underground pioneers, past and present. Each session will highlight instruments from the Musical Instrument Lending Library at the The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Library will also be on hand at each session with instruments available for hands-on musical exploration. After making new sounds of your own, stick around to hear girlFx DJs at Ace Hotel’s In the Weeds.


Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

120 South Whitfield Street Pittsburgh PA 15206


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