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November 2017
£125

A weekend of DIY synth workshops with Ewa Justka

November 18 - November 19
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Music Hackspace presents a weekend of workshops with Ewa Justka. Saturday 18 Nov, 11am to 5pm Build your own MotherFucker 2 DIY Delay/Reverb with built-in VCO Price per person: £125 Sunday 19 Nov, 11am to 5pm Build your own Melodic 8 Step Patchable Sequencer (8 pots) Price per person: £125 Discounted price if you book both workshops: £240 The MotherFucker 2 The MotherFucker 2 is super versatile audio synth or effect pedal, perfect for noise musicians as well as doomcore…

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Artist Talk – Ray Lee

November 20 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist and composer. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore “circles of ether,” the invisible forces that surround us. His immersive and mesmerising works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor work Chorus aim to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the…

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Artist Talk – Tony Nwachukwu (CDR)

November 27 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Tony Nwachukwu is a prolific producer, Dj, lecturer and music consultant based in London. He is  founder of CDR the night of ideas and tracks in the making, an event and community where the main focus is on producers having a platform to listen to their own works in progress, carefully curated and weaved together by Tony throughout the night. Started in the early 2000s, CDR is an open, participatory club night, a co-production of its organisers and its attendees,…

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December 2017
£50

Music Hackspace presents an Algorave workshop with Alex Mclean

December 2 @ 11:30 - 18:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Music Hackspace present an Algorave workshop with Alex McLean. Algoraves are about dancing to live music made with code, and over the last few years have become a global night-time phenomena shaping club culture. This day-long workshop will focus on livecoding music using TidalCycles, a free/open source software project instigated by Alex. TidalCycles (or Tidal for short) is a programming language for live coding pattern. It allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of transforming…

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TidalCycles Meetup with Lucy Cheesman (women and nonbinary only)

December 4 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Our TidalCycles meetups are a series of informal, participatory meetups focusing on Alex Mclean’s open source, accessible livecoding platform. They are loosely structured around talks and performance, with various livecoding celebrities in attendance. This meetup is for any self identifying women and nonbinary people, and will be hosted by Lucy Cheesman. Lucy Cheesman makes music under the name Heavy Lifting in Tidal and Foxdot, and co-runs Tidal Club Sheffield with Alex McLean. No programming experience is necessary for these meetups.…

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Music Hackspace Workshop at the Zabludowicz Collection – Build your own DIY Sequencing machine with Ewa Justka

December 9 @ 11:00 - 18:00
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Rd, Belsize Park, London
London, NW5 3PT
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Join us for this workshop to build your own sequencing machine for you to take home. The Sequencing Machine is a pseudo modular DIY synth. Depending on the patch you make you can create different sequences. This simple yet versatile synth is capable of producing a wide range of weird sounds from watery, noisy rhythms to 8-bit melodies. This Music Hackspace workshop will be led by polish electronic noise artist Ewa Justka, a self taught instrument builder, designer and electronics…

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The relationship between music and technology with Tim Exile

December 11 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Tim Exile will be reflecting on the intersections between music and technology, and how they’ve shaped his own work both as a musician and within his current software projects. Tim Exile has released music on Warp, Planet Mu and others, and has released plugins and standalone software with Native Instruments and through his independent shop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Rp4xbmtRk Doors for this event will open at 18:30. The talk will begin at 19:00 with time for Q&A afterwards. Drinks will be available from…

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£125

Hardware workshop – Wormed Voice with Martin Howse

December 16 @ 11:00 - December 17 @ 17:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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This workshop will run 11:00 till 17:00 on December 16th & 17th. Wormed Voice is a two day practical workshop exploring the physical, electronic and software simulated creation of non-human voices and vocalisations. The history of speech synthesis stresses the mundane, the military and the spectacular, commencing with Van Kempelen’s 18th century rubber squeaking or speaking machine. The basic principle of simulating the vocal tract through electronic and physical means was submitted to the military demands of compression and encryption,…

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Artist talk – Martin Howse

December 18 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Martin Howse is occupied with an investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics) through the construction of experimental situations (performance, laboratories, walks, and workshops), material art works and texts. He is equally the creator of the skin-driven audio divination noise module, The Dark Interpreter, and the ERD modular synthesizer series. Doors for this event will open at 18:30. The talk will begin at 19:00 with time for Q&A afterwards. Drinks will be…

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