LEGO Musical Sculpture, Alex Allmont

Presentation on Thursday 4th of October, 7pm. Alex Allmont’s playful LEGO musical sculptures draw upon the tipping points in nature. Exploring the boundaries between dissonance and consonance, stability and instability, his pieces offer an opportunity to consciously untangle complex systems. They aim to capture and sustain the moment of realisation, where overwhelming detail melts away into simplicity. His current research at Oxford Brookes focuses this attention to complexity... Read More

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Hacked sound toys pictures

On the weekend we had a hacking sound toys workshop at the Music Hackspace. Placed on the working surface: a bunch of second-hand electronic children’s toys, a few rear panels finely chopped, a handful of resistors and some crocodile clips (among other things). All was cooked after the required introduction to circuit bending techniques. Thank you Tasos for sharing your tips and tricks and to all the assistants for their contribution to unconventional sonic creation.  Read More

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Shoreditch Sisters science and music meeting

We’ve been invited by the Shoreditch Sisters Women’s Institute group to participate in one of their monthly events, in this occasion a music and science themed meeting (https://www.facebook.com/events/121138904700346) So next Tuesday 25th of September, we’re having a Music Hackspace presentation followed by demos. The event also includes a talk by Guerilla Science about the evolution of music. Tuesday, 25 September 2012 at 19:00 Bethnal Green Working Men’s... Read More

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Meet Tim Murray-Browne, Composer in Residency

Presentation on Thursday 20th of September 2012, 7pm. My name is Tim Murray-Browne and I’m greatly honoured to have been invited to spend the next ten months within the Music Hackspace as resident composer under Sound and Music’s embedded composer residency programme. During this time I am proposing to explore the concept of ensemble within the musical hacking culture. In Thursday’s talk I will introduce myself, discuss why I think ensemble and hacking are ideas... Read More

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21st 22nd Sept 2012, Circuit bending workshop

On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September 2012 we will host the 2nd workshop at the Music Hackspace. Sound artist Tasos Stamou will introduce some of the most convenient techniques to turn priceless junk into killing-sound electronic instruments and sound sculptures. The first day will be dedicated to present some of the most easy and effective techniques to turn simple objects into useful sound devices. There will also be an introduction to electronic music compositional... Read More

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Brighton Mini Maker Faire

We went to the seaside on the weekend to show our stuff at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire. Zoë Blade caught us on camera. After the faire, exhausted but happy, we performed with the Music Hackspace Big Band at the after party, along with a bunch of other acts. Great times were had by all, not least thanks to the fantastically helpful volunteers – big thanks to you all and the organisers!  Read More

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