DIY Contact Mic and Amplifier workshop with DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) (United States/Japan) and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore)


20 May 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




A two-day workshop to build personalised noise instruments using op-amps and contact microphones. On the first day, participants will learn the basics about experimental noise and improvisational music through building an amplifier circuit and contact microphone, followed by building custom-made acoustic noise boxes on the second day. The workshop will conclude with an acoustic experiment by performing on one’s self-made noise boxes.

Developed for participants aged 13 and above.

Workshop (Date/Time): Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 May 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: NTU CCA Singapore, The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

This workshop is by paid registration only. No walk-ins allowed.

For teachers of Singapore Mainstream & SPED Schools, this programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy under the NAC-AEP programme. Please note that limited capacity is available for school groups. To enquire, please write in to

Deadline for registration: Monday, 14 May 2018, 5.00pm


DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) (United States/Japan) is Co-Director of Ensembles Asia/ Asian Music Network, musician, and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. He builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation. He has performed internationally at various venues and festivals, having released 12 DJ mixes and 4 albums, which include collaborations with Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tetreault, and Paul Hubweber. As Artistic Director of STEIM (2007­–12) in Amsterdam, he curated and produced large-scale international festivals and award winning art works. From 2012 to 2017, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media – City University of Hong Kong. Lippit was also one of the invited musicians hosted at the Mirrored Gardens in Guangzhou during the presentation of Tarek Atoui’s The Ground project in 2017.

Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore) is a musician, artist, designer, and curator. He is a founding member of FEN (Far East Network) and Project Director of the Asian Music Network, where he co-curates the annual Asian Meeting Festival in Japan. He is a member of the avant-rock band The Observatory, where he plays guitar, synth, and electronics.

Image credit: Workshop with Takuro Mizuta Lippit. Photo by Takeshi Tamura.

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The Seminar Room
43 Malan ROad
Block 43
Singapore 109443