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PLAG x Make Noise Workshop: Intro to Modular Synths


Join PLAG Workshops on June 30th as we team up with Make Noise, artist Bana Haffar, and Bedrock LA for an introduction to modular synths. Using Make Noise’s 0-COAST, Bana will walk you through what modular synths are, how to get started with them, and leave you with enough skill to continue building on your own.

June 30th || 1:00pm
Bedrock LA

This workshop is strictly limited to 10 attendees. RSVP here before 6:00pm on Friday, June 15th and we will randomly select 10 people from the registrations. Attendees will need to pay a $20 refundable deposit if selected. Your $20 will be returned to you on the date of the workshop if you attend. If this is cost prohibitive for you, please reach out to We do not want to price anyone out of knowledge.

We are honored to have Bana Haffar leading this workshop: Bana Haffar is an artist who explores live modular synthesizer performance. Prior to switching over to synthesizers, she played bass professionally in Los Angeles, as a touring and session musician. She began using eurorack format modular synthesizers in 2014, having had no prior knowledge of synthesis. Through modular synthesis, Bana is attempting to dismantle years of institutional ‘conditioning’ in traditional systems of music theory and rediscover sound. Haffar is also the co-creator of Modular on the Spot, a monthly outdoor synth happening that began on the Los Angeles river and has since spread to many cities across the United States. 

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

We'd also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Bedrock LA for donating their space to us for the afternoon. Please give them a shout for your recording and rehearsal space needs.