DIY electronics workshop & ultrasonic bat detector soundwalk

Holophon Audio Arts and Skull back Studios present_Bat Detector Sound WorkshopCall for Participants.png

What: DIY electronics workshop & ultrasonic bat detector sound walk
When: Saturday August 18, 2018
Where: Skullback Studios (45min North of Saskatoon)
Cost: $80 for workshop and soundwalk

Participants each construct a handheld electronic instrument for listening high above one’s usual ability, for example to hear the extremely high-pitched sounds that bats make. Visiting workshop leader Michael Grant (ON) will direct participants in assembling, wiring, and testing the new instruments, teaching and sharing techniques of DIY electronics. Later after the workshop, participants will be guided on an outdoor evening countryside sound walk augmented by the use of headphones and their new ultrasonic bat detectors. Notably, each participant will keep the bat detector that they build. All workshop materials and tools will be provided.

Screen Shot 2018-07-28 at 2.19.27 PM.png

Workshop participants each build their own Bat Detector from a kit provided to them at the workshop.

Workshop Leader:
Michael Grant (Ottawa ON) is a maker, product designer, embedded systems engineer, entrepreneur and new media artist. He currently operates a design and consulting company (Krazatchu Design Systems) and a laser and CNC sales/rental company (Capital Robot) at MakerSpace North. Through this work, he has acquired a diverse skill set including electromechanical engineering, embedded programming, computer aided manufacturing, supply sourcing and user interface.

As an active member of the maker community, Michael contributes extensive time to the technical assistance of artistic projects (Firefly), robots for education (CARL) and workshops (including the Bat Detector with the Ayatana Residency). He enjoys researching and developing technology to broaden human sensory perception, by making the invisible accessible.

Workshop: Saturday, August 18, 3-6pm
BBQ and social 6-8pm, Soundwalk 8-9pm

Workshop will take place at Skullback Studios, 45 minutes North of Saskatoon. An option for camping on site will be available for the cost of $30.

Maximum number of participants is limited.

To register please contact:


Drone Day 2018 @ CVAF ( May 26th )

On Saturday, May 26, Holophon Audio Arts will present an extended performance event at the 2018 Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

This presentation will include musicians and ensembles performing alone and in groups. The event will begin in the morning and close with the street faire at 5pm. Our event will be a playful counterpoint to the wonderful bustle and noise of the celebrations on the street. We will create a space inside the Artesian with comfortable seating and ambient lighting to give a sense of relaxation, contemplation, and reflection as people enter to listen to patient and quiet performances by local artists engaging with the artistic theme: Drone Music. 

Learn more about Drone Day at

OPEN CALL (Due April 27th)


Open Aperture: Film and Sound
A partnership between holophon audio arts and the Saskatchewan Filmpool

holophon invites Regina based musicians and audio artists to create new soundtracks for existing independent short films (3-5 minutes in length). Selected artists will be able to choose from a pre-selected group of short local films and re-imagine the soundtrack for one of the films. 

To submit: send us a C.V. and an audio sample of your work. Include one to five minutes of sound art, musical composition, film sound track or other sound based work. We will select up to three artists to participate in this project. holophon will pay artist fees to selected artists.


DEADLINE: April 27 2017. 
Selected artists will be notified by May 4th.


- Must be a Regina based sound artist.
- Must produce a completely new soundtrack for the chosen film
- The soundtrack must be completed in it's entirety by June 1, 2017