Reorganized Organ: youth mentorship project

Are you an artist, musician, hacker, tinkerer, or generally a curious person, between 18 and 24 years?

Want to get involved with Vancouver’s media art community to collaborate with other creative people?

Interested in experimental music or interactive sculpture?

Intrigued by the idea of repurposing trashed electronics to make an artwork?

If so, join the team—this project’s for you!


The Reorganized Organ is a collaborative musical instrument-building project, taking place over twelve sessions from September to December 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed).

With the help of mentor-artists George Rahi and Marc St. Pierre, you’ll collaborate with other participants to take apart and repurpose a discarded electronic organ, and other wasted electronics, reorganizing the components to invent and create an orchestra of experimental musical instruments and other sound-making devices. The project culminates in an performance at VIVO Media Arts Centre presented with the help of Vancouver New Music. This project is funded by the BC Arts Council, and also partners with Free Geek Vancouver and MakerMobile.

Learn how to make a musical instrument!

Learn how instrument design affects sound-making possibilities!

Learn how different sonic textures are produced mechanically and electronically!

Learn how the electronic organ relates to modern day synthesizers!

Learn skills like woodworking, soldering, listening, and improvisation!

Learn about “e-waste”!

Learn about organizations that process electronic devices we throw away!

Get to know interesting people and share cool ideas!

Space is limited.

Participants receive an honorarium per session, and artist fee for final performance.

VIVO encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in participating.

Application closes July 20, 2017.

Selected participants will be notified by mid August. Project runs from September to December, 2017.

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