DIY instruments making hacking
education, training & workshops

In the past, technology was the preserve of major institutions, but today access to powerful tools by young and independent artists is common. A major trend is the grass-roots movement based on hacking on the one hand and circuit bending / dirty electronics on the other. Both open immense possibilities for popularizing innovative music making and thus break down the barriers between the research centre and society at large, especially youth.

DMU and OCC will apply DIY instrument making in professional, community, educational performance contexts including live and telematics performances, workshop sharing, schools concerts, etc., closely linked with the Intention/Reception Study, the Telematic Hacking activities, the sound-based composition EARS 2/Compose with Sounds workshops in schools and in community settings

Hacking can form a means of entry into the world of new music making. The goal is to make hacking accessible to as broad an audience of interested parties as possible as well as participants. Like sound installations , hacking has a proven track record of accessibility and it forms part of today’s ‘making’ culture. The goal here is to present cultural events, create a template for schools and community-based workshops and hold exemplar workshops as part of the project together form a package to demonstrate the accessibility and value of this new musical approach.


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Family Workshop

Ages: 8 +


Phoenix - CAFÉ BAR 
4 Midland Street

 12pm – 3pm

 Make complex beats, rhythms, pops, clicks and chirps with the Electro-Cricket, a DIY musical instrument!

September 2017- September 2018
organised by:
De Montfort University

Onassis Cultural Centre