Somerset House Studios

Music Hackspace Hardware Workshops

New Wing

A new programme of workshops running from March until December covering a broad range of activities including modular synth workshops, workshops on standalone synths, algorithmic music and basic principles of synthesis and electronics.

The first event will be a Hackathon combining neuroscience with sound art, hosted by AXNS on 18 & 19 March. This will be shortly followed by a workshop with Rebel Technology focused on programming their OWL module and effects pedal on 25 March.

Foundations of Electronics, Sound and Synthesis with Tom Richards, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr 2017, 11.00-18.00
This will be an absolute beginners workshop, ideal for those who are interested in DIY electronics and sound but don’t know where to start. It will also be useful for those starting out with analog/modular synths and wishing to get a better understanding of the underlying principles.
Requirements: No prior experience necessary. 

Programming for Modular Synthesisers with Max MSP and Gen with Rebel Technology, Sat 25 Mar 2017, 11.00-18.00, £50.00
Music Hackspace presents a one-day workshop with Rebel Technology. Participants will learn how to use Max MSP’s Gen to program synths and effects which can then be run on an OWL Modular synthesiser, and used expressively in a modular environment. The workshop combines programming with hands-on music making: a fun and effective way to learn new skills. The workshop is for anyone wanting to learn musical programming and modular synthesis to get beyond the limits of traditional music software, by designing their own personal, unique musical instruments.
Requirements: Computer with Max MSP + Google Chrome installed. Some basic computer skills and enthusiasm for electronic music, no prior knowledge of Max required.

Sines Brain Wave and Sound Art Hackathon with AXNS, 18 & 19 Mar 2017, 11.00-18.00, FREE
AXNS Collective, in partnership with Imperial College London and Music Hackspace, will be giving teams of sound artists, neuroscientists and data analysts exclusive access to brain wave data from previous lab research. The two day hackathon event will bring together sound artists to work alongside neuroscientists and data analysts, to explore the brain waves in novel ways and to create mind altering soundscapes, aural installations and musical compositions from extracted features of the psychedelic brain data.