We have been fortunate to receive some funding from the Arts Council to run a series of 3 music hack workshops in three venues throughout the South West.
The first was at the GlassBox in Taunton on Saturday 20th May
The second is at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 8th July – tickets available here
The third is at Soundart Radio Totnes on Sunday 23nd July – tickets available here
These sessions will run on one day and the aim is to create our own text score that we can realise a performance of by the end of the day. We will look at existing text scores, specifically at ones from the English Experimental composers of the 1960s, and see how we can develop our own. It will have to consider the forces that we will be using in that we will be building and programming devices ourselves on the day. We will be using only electronic devices that have been built on the day or existing ones that have been hacked by us on the day. We will also use Raspberry Pi computers to program and create sounds through hardware and software.
Please note that we do not expect participants to have coding, electronic or music skills, this is very much for people who want to try something different and exploration and inquisitiveness are far more important.