We’re excited to present a new strand in our programme offering artists the opportunity to work with us in a residency context. During 2018 we will host selected artists in terms of 3 months. This funded opportunity is focused on artistic development, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to explore their ideas, creative practice, and to develop their skills through connecting with and contributing to the Music Hackspace community.


We’re thrilled to introduce Ewa Justka as the first artist in this series. Ewa’s Activity will be focused in developing her practice as a workshop leader and DIY synth designer and builder. She will run a course of workshops on DIY synth design, prototyping and PCB etching during March, a three day workshop, Acid Studies with EVOL, in April, and will co-curate and more.

Ewa Justka is a polish electronic acid-technoise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London.

She is also interested in the notion of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, electronic circuits, integrated circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through extreme light and sound actions, electronics, hardware hacking, breaking, deconstructing, wiring – or, to put it bluntly – designing synths and playing hard techno.

Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like:  Loop Festival, Sonic Acts, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM,  Colour out of Space, Unsound Festival, Norberg Festival, Insomnia Festial, Cafe Oto, and more.


Register to Ewa’s workshops:


March 16th – April 20th – MHS Vault – Ewa Justka presents a six week synth DIY and PCB etching course: During this 6 week long course, you will learn about the whole process of electronic circuit production: from prototyping circuits on breadboards to etching your own PCBs and learning KiCad! This course is part of Ewa Justka’s residency with Music Hackspace from March to May 2018.


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April 27th/28th/29th – G31 – Ewa Justka Presents Acid Studies with EVOL: Acid studies workshop is a 3 day mini course where you will build Oi Kant, a strange sounding drum-ish machine, as well as learn how to make weird acid lines using SuperCollider. 


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Open call for submissions

We’ve put out an open call for submissions for the second residency in our new series (May-July). Follow this link to find out more and apply.  

Music Hackspace is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. We incorporate diverse methodologies and aim to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio than have not been possible before. It’s with these technologies that we base our programme of workshops, artist talks and meetups, and hope to encourage people of all backgrounds and skill levels to create and engage with music in previously unrealised ways.

From 2017 to mid 2019, Music Hackspace is a resident of Somerset House Studios and over this time holds a studio space in the Studio’s vaults. Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. The Studios are a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies.

This artist development opportunity is supported by Somerset House Studios and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.