Sunday 21st April, Hackday: Assistive Music Technology

On Sunday 21st April  Drake Music will run a hackday to create and share new instruments that break down disabling barriers to music making. Run in partnership with Furtherfield and Music Hackspace, makers will have the opportunity to work towards one of two prizes for the most innovative work. Software as well as hardware hackers are welcome. There will be some devices to hack if you don’t bring your own (makey makey, arduino…), a £100 price to the best project... Read More

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Thursday 11th April, Presentation and gig by Holzkopf

Since 2001, Holzkopf has been gaining a reputation for unique, abstract and euphorically abrasive performances. Borrowing from dub mixing, noise performance, psychedelia and free improvisation, Holzkopf seeks to keep the style and sound undefinable and non-linear. Through grass roots touring networks, Holzkopf has played dance parties under bridges and in clubs, free style noise sculpture in parks and deep listening sessions in small apartments. Sounds are made through glitching... Read More

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Mobile electronic human orchestra: artist talk by Sophie McDonald (MzTEK)

Thursday 17th of January 2013, 7:30pm Troyganic, 132 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY The Hacked Human Orchestra is a project by MzTEK, Guerilla Science and Kobakant to produce a series of wearable musical designs for workshops, culminating in a audio mix of the Hacked Human Orchestra. Last December we welcomed MzTek for one of their  Hacked Human Orchestra workshops at the Music Hackspace. Sophie McDonald is a co-founder of MzTEK, she is a media artist, freelance workshop producer,... Read More

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2nd Dec 2012, Hi-Tech Kitchenware Workshop

Ever wondered how to make punchy electronic music with your kitchenware? How to take your dinner table to the next level? Just visit the pound shop and come to visit us on Sunday Dec 2nd with some salad bowls, pots, pans and a few electronic components.   The workshop is aimed to put your design ideas into practice. We will start with some kitchenware of your choice (pots, pans, glasses), identify a design, position the sensors and help you build your instrument. No prior... Read More

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25th Nov 2012, Music Hackspace Ensemble + Webcam instrument workshop

Update (17 Dec 2012) – Code and slides from the Webcam workshop are available on Github. –Tim Join us on Sunday 25th of November 2012 for a day of workshopping and the first Music Hackspace Ensemble meeting with Tim Murray-Browne, our resident composer under Sound and Music’s embedded composer residency programme. We will start with a workshop where we create instruments that respond to movement using the webcam on your laptop and software synthesisers. Afterwards we’ll... 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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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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29th Jul 2012, micro_blackdeath ATmega noise workshop

Sunday 29th of July, 12pm. Please register via (Places are limited so please register early). Reference: Workshop leader: Martin Howse Price: £50 including all parts and matt black PCB. … to bring back to all of us a natural, occult equivalent of the dogma we no longer believe. /[Antonin Artaud]/ The micro_blackdeath is a small, battery operated plague synthesis unit, embedding... Read More

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