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Hackoustic All-Day Workshop
Sat, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM BST
This is our first ever all-day workshop giving you the opportunity to make three different projects with three of London's top sound-artists. There'll be the chance to hang out with lots of other like-minded hackers and enthusiasts, make new friends and have a great day hacking.
You'll walk away with three related projects; your very own 'Vulpestruments' upcycled instrument, an amplifier built from scratch from Gawain Hewitt as well as an electro acoustic synthesis/feedback system based on processes from Charles Matthews's Augmented Gamelan.
All levels of experience are catered for. If you've never picked up a saw or a soldering iron before, we'll show you how, but if you've been hacking since you're a kid there'll be plenty of room to take all of the projects to the next level. It'll be an opportunity to make new friends and collaborators and share your skills, expertise and ideas with other hackers and musicians.
The event takes place at the fantastic Machines Room, where we'll have access to their workshop, classrooms and main space to make projects and hang out.
Workshops will be run by:
Tom Fox aka Vulpestruments:
Tom is fast making his name as one of the most exceptional and innovative instrument builders out there. Check out his website to see some of his fantastic creations. He'll show you how to make instruments out of recycled materials and create sounds you've never heard before.
Gawain is a musician, sound artist and educator. He's head of R&D for Drake Music, lead technologist for the animate orchestra and maker of numerous amazing sound-art installations and instruments. He'll show you how to build an amplifier from scratch for the instrument you'll be building with Tom.
Charles Matthews is a performer, composer and educator working at the cutting edge of interactive acoustic instruments. He runs courses in Sonic Arts at the City Lit and is focussed on building his Augemented Gamelan using surface transducers, feedback, and light. He'll show you how to use some of his techniques to make an amazing Arduino Micro based synthesis/feedback system.