Paper instrument workshop


think paper prototypes, but different.

Till Bovermann (2016)

Focusing on the everyday office material paper, participants of this workshop explore the worlds of sound amplification and alteration. In several group tasks, we will discover “secret sounds” of paper sheets.

Based on sounds originating either directly from the paper or being amplified with microphones and audio transducers, possibly fed through computer audio effects, we will create and perform for each other with experimental make-shift instruments.


Duration: 4 hours

To bring (per participant)

  • Laptop
  • Headphones

Material provided by Till Bovermann

  • paper / cardboard
  • piezo elements, microphones
  • pocket amplifiers

To be provided by host

  • PA
  • audio mixer
  • space