Music Hackspace Residency Programme

15 Feb 2018

Studios residents Music Hackspace present a new strand of their programme, offering artists the opportunity to work with them in a residency context.

During 2018 Music Hackspace 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. The first artist in residence will be Polish, electronic acid-technoise artist Ewa Justka.

Open Call

Applications are now open for the second residency of the new series, to run from May to July 2018. 


A 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.

Listen back to Graham Dunning's Dismantle Yourself featuring Ewa Justka

Ewa’s activity will be focused on developing her practice as a workshop leader and DIY synth designer and builder. During her residency 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 a live event in May.

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

Ewa Justka, Dismantle Yourself, Photo by Theo Cottle

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