Hacking Electronic Music Toys Workshop with Tasos Stamou 23/09/2015


hardware hacking music WorkshopWorkshop with Tasos

participation fee per person: 35€
capacity: minimum 5, maximum 15 people

Date: 23rd September 2015, 17:30-22:30

to register email: kaziem@poczta.fm

Location: Studio LOOS, De Constant Rebequeplein 20B, 2518RA Den Haag

Tasos Stamou - instrument designsThe workshop provides an introduction to modifying techniques and alternative electronic instrument designs. It is suitable for beginners as well as to more experienced hackers and sound explorers to push forward their ideas and projects of innovative sound interfaces.
– Learn the necessary techniques to turn hackable sound toys into useful sound devices and electronic instruments
– Practical, hands-on workshop, including all tips to the most easy and effective modifications, also presenting musicians who utilize handmade and hacked instruments.
– Everyone is welcome to bring their own electronic toys for bending, otherwise hackable toys and circuits will be provided from a large selection. Please contact us with any questions regarding “hackability” of your own devices.

By the end of the workshop participants will have built a simple instrument which they can take home and explore further.

Video links
example of a hacked instrument
circuit bending video

About the workshop leader:
Tasos Stamou is a dedicated circuit bender and an instrument modifier/designer. He has been utilizing his hacked creations into various performances (such as at the BENT Festival, New York) and recordings of obscure electronica ( Absurd, Triple Bathe, Orila, Lal Lal Lal). He has been leading hardware hacking workshops in festivals (Green Man Festival, SOTU Festival Lithuania, Athens Video Art Festival) and music tech labs (Macumbista Studio in Berlin, Music Hackspace and Noise=Noise in London, STPLN in Sweden, etc.).
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This event is the first of a series of workshops at Studio LOOS with focus on practical skills and hands-on approach to music making, similar to those of DIY and makers cultures. The aim is to gather together a community of people interested in open source technologies, DIY instruments and similar, in order to create a platform to share ideas, designs and resources at regular basis. We will try to keep the fees at the minimum and at the end of each workshop the participants will have built an instrument (software or hardware) which they will be able to take home, explore further and use in their musical practice. Workshops are scheduled and organized by Kacper Ziemianin. Our first workshop will be with Tasos Stamou.