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Our monthly modular synthesis workshop series, CNTRPNT, is returning next Friday, October 2nd from 6-8 PM at our new location, Point Blank LA at Mack Sennett Studios. We will be welcoming special guest Bon Harris for a performance and discussion of modular synths and his history of sound design and music production.

A founding member of Nitzer Ebb, Harris is well known for his programming and synth work, collaborating with Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson. In addition to his prolific synth work, Bon is also the Sound Design Instructor at Point Blank Los Angeles. Bon will be presenting a short performance using his classic Roland System 100 modular with the new Aira effects followed by a discussion of Modular Synthesis techniques and question/answer session.

Marilyn Manson said of Harris…

Bon was someone I had always respected and even interviewed in 1989 and was completely blown away by his musical ability and voice. I was fortunate that he took time away from Maven to work with me on my project. He became sort of a sixth member of the group and I don’t use that term lightly. I think Maven adds genius songwriting to electronic music in a totally original way.

CNTRPNT is a monthly workshop series focusing on modular synthesis and music technology. Each month features a performance from a different artist or visionary as well as a discussion about their methods and motivations behind working in the modular synth world. Moderated by creators Computo and Viktor Carrillo, CNTRPNT aims to spread a wider awareness of the growing Euro-rack and hardware modular synthesizer industry, and to demystify the often confusing intersection of hardware and software based music production. The event is free and open to the public.

CNTRPNT will take place on October 2nd from 6-8 PM in Point Blank Los Angeles at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, California. Join us!

CNTRPNT with Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb

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