Experiential Music Hackathon

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Weav Music Inc

141 Flushing Avenue

#Building 77

Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Explore new ways of interacting with music, beyond the auditory. Music we can taste, smell, touch and see.

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A day exploring new ways of experiencing music beyond the auditory. Music we can taste, smell, touch and see. Interactive and immersive music that alters our experience of reality. How can we utilize technology and other tools to re-imagine musical composition and performance?

This non-competitive hackathon will include talks, performances, and workshops featuring open source tools.

Hosted at the new Navy Yard offices of, a startup building adaptive music experiences.

Free with RSVP, but capacity is limited!! Admission will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Come learn, explore, create and share!


  • 11:30am - doors open
  • 12:00pm - Talks
  • 2:00pm - Workshops & Hacking
  • 7:00pm - Demos & Performances

Talks (12pm)

:: Rena Anakwe, interdisciplinary artist & performer: "Building Worlds through Sound, Visuals and Scent" ( | | |

:: Dr. Yago de Quay, multimedia artist: "Biometric Art: How to Make Music using Gesture and Brainwave Interfaces" ( |

:: Johann Diedrick, artist, "A Quiet Life: attuning our attention to environmental sounds" ( | | |

:: Allen Riley, video artist and game designer, Death by Audio Arcade: "Audiovisual Synthesis & Video Games" ( | | @twoeggshomefriesryetoast)

Workshops (2pm & 3:30pm)

:: 2pm - 3:30pm: "How To Create Visual Music with Code and in Real Life" w/ Jay Alan Zimmerman, deaf composer & visual music artist, and David Lu, electronic musician & media artist.

Introducing the principals of music for the eyes, visual music standards and tools, and specifically how to use the Seeing Music app and code to create new visuals and new code.

Participants do not need to bring anything but are welcome to bring their devices and open the app online and/or download the code on github.

:: 3:30pm - 5pm: "Sensitive sounds: Connecting live audio with environmental sensors using Pure Data + Arduino" w/ Kyle Luntz (@kyleluntz), artist, educator & musician.

Participants are asked to bring headphones and a laptop with the following free software downloaded in advance: Pure Data (PD Vanilla), an external library called Pduino and the Arduino IDE. Optional: Arduino (or equivalent), breadboard, jumper wires, variable resistors (photocells, potentiometers, piezos...)

Performances (7pm)

:: Jay Alan Zimmerman, deaf composer & visual music artist ( |

:: David Lu, electronic music & media artist: David Lu (aka Conundrumer) is a software engineer, electronic musician, and media artist. He has been developing generative visuals and expressive interfaces with a focus on live, expressive, and visual electronic music. His performances involve digital and electroacoustic instruments accompanied by a tightly synchronized visual representation of the music. (

:: Viola Yip, composer & performer: Bulbble is a DIY instrument that incorporates a circuit of lightbulbs as an interface for the audio and visual interplay for a performance. (

:: Richard Einhorn, classical music composer (

Plus demos! Demonstrations of new projects created by attendees during the hack day!


Event Location

The event will be held at the office of Weav, which is located at:

141 Flushing Avenue, Unit 1212 (12th Floor) Brooklyn, NY

It is Building 77 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but can be accessed directly from Flushing Avenue, between Vanderbilt Ave. and Clermont Ave.

See it on Google Maps and our custom map highlighting transportation options.

Public Transportation

Bus stops for the B57 and B69 bus lines are located on Flushing Avenue directly in front of the building. Westbound, the Park Av/Vanderbilt Av stop on the B62 line is less than two blocks away. Eastbound, the Park Av/Carlton Av stop on the B62 line is about 4 blocks away.

NYC Ferries on the Astoria Line stop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard directly behind Building 77. On the day of the event, a ferry arriving at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at noon will depart Astoria at 11:29, Roosevelt Island at 11:37, Long Island City Gantry State at 11:43 and East 34th St. at 11:50. The last ferry of the evening leaves for Wall St./Pier 11 at 10:04 PM, and the last ferry toward Astoria leaves at 8:52 PM. The path from the ferry to Building 77 is fully ADA accessible, and a self-driving vehicle carries passengers between Building 77 and the ferry landing. One-way adult NYC Ferry fare is $2.75.

The closest subway station is the Clinton-Washington stop on the G line, roughly a 15 minute walk (0.8 miles).

The Navy Yard Shuttle does not run on the weekend.


Limited parking is available inside the Navy Yard, which can be accessed through the gate at 63 Flushing Avenue. Non-metered parking is also available under the BQE along Park Avenue, and some on-street parking (both metered and non-metered) is available on Flushing Avenue.


The building is ADA-compliant and we will provide captioning for introductory talks. For more info on accessibility or other questions, contact -at-

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