We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an Arts Council England grant to run a series of three music hack events in 2017. The first session was at the Glass Box Taunton on Saturday 20 May
‘These sessions will run on one day and we will create our own text score that we can perform by the end of the day. We will look at existing text scores, specifically at ones form the English Experimental composers of the 1960s, and see how we can develop our own. 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 plus 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. You do not have to have musical skill and experience to take part and the same philosophy will apply to coding. A willingness to explore and experiment is far more important than programming knowledge.’
We had a good turn out at the Glass Box and lots of willing participants happy to build and create using a variety of devices. Looking forward to the next one at Soundart Radio in Totnes. More details here: