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Free music technology workshops available on demand

Music technology workshops led by women, developed for everyone

We celebrated International Women’s Day with a specially curated series of free events, led by experts and masters in their field. This was open and available to all participants from the 6th – 13th March, and the courses and materials are now available to for free to all on demand.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced we invite you to explore our unique workshops, which range from live coding sound to creating dynamic drum patterns, plus much more….

Learn on demand (FREE)

Here, at Music Hackspace we champion and celebrate women who are active within the music technology field, and hope to support more women (and those who are not often represented including those who identify as non-binary) in learning music technology. 

We ask everyone in our community to challenge the status quo in music technology, to create more equal, representative and inclusive space for everyone to create, engage and enjoy. 

About the workshop leaders

Chloe Alexandra Thompson + guests

Saturday 6th March: Max meetup

Chloe Alexandra Thompson is an interdisciplinary artist and touring sound designer whose works and workshops have been featured in galleries and performance spaces domestically and internationally. Using Max, Thompson creates unique sonic environments and interactive performance tools.

Chagall

Tuesday 9th March: Map your movement to music with Gliss & Glover workshop

Chagall is an Amsterdam-based singer, producer and performer known for her use of the MiMU Gloves to control music & reactive visuals. With performances at South by Southwest, Ableton Loop, TEDx and many more Chagall is one of the most experienced users of the technology. She is also the UX designer for MiMU’s Glover & Gliss.

Melody Loveless

Wednesday 10th March: Live Coding Sound with TidalCycles

Melody is an artist, creative technologist, and educator based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. She currently teaches at Hunter College and Harvestworks and is part of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program.  

Purvi Trivedi

Thursday 11th March: Tone.js workshop

Purvi is a London based web developer with years of experience in music technology & ux research. She currently works as a Frontend Engineer at Potato, an award-winning digital product studio that works with the likes of Google, PepsiCo, Mozilla, the BBC and NatWest. She has co-produced KALA, an album that explores human emotions through the design of everyday sounds.

Mel Uye-Parker

Friday 12th March: Creating dynamic drum patterns in Ableton Live workshop

Mel is a London based music producer, vocalist and educator. She spends most of her time teaching people how to make music with Ableton Live and Push. When she’s not doing any of the above, she makes educational content and helps music teachers and schools integrate technology into their classrooms. She is particularly interested in training and supporting female and non-binary people to succeed in the music world. 

Anna Lakatos

Saturday 13th March: Racks, Variations and Creative Processing in Live 11

Anna is a London based producer, engineer, vocalist and educator. Anna is a certified trainer for Ableton.

Anna is currently working as a university lecturer in London, teaching music production, creating educational content and working on her next releases as ANNA DISCLAIM.

We want to hear from you 

Alongside the workshops above, we have teamed up with Sound and Music to find out more about the barriers women (and under-represented communities) face when engaging with the world of music technology – from education, participation, opportunities to career development. 

Music tech is not representative, tell us why?

We want to capture your views, and all feedback will help shape a forthcoming panel discussion to review, discuss and share these findings. 

Our Twitter poll is now live, get involved: @musichackspace @Soundandmusicuk

At Music Hackspace & Sound and Music we believe that anyone should be able to learn, access and enjoy music technology. 

We don’t believe that this is currently the case. We think that the music technology scene is not representative. 

We want to better understand why this is, what barriers people are facing and work on solutions to enable more women (and those who are often excluded including those who identify as non-binary) in learning and creating music technology. 

Using the insight we gather from you (our communities) we will design and host a joint event later this spring – a panel discussion that directly aims to highlight and address the continuing barriers individuals face – with invited panelists, artists and game-changers to share their journeys and advice, to help us to do better and create the dynamic, open and inclusive spaces we all want to see. 

This event will be online and will be completely free. 

If you would like to find out more sign up here

If you are interested in discussing this further, or being involved in this event, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at: info@soundandmusic.org

In partnership with

Sound and Music is the UK’s national organisation for new music, and a charity.

Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music.

Our vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators. Soundandmusic.org