Sunday 21 January 2018, 12pm, OTO Project Space

OTO PROJECT SPACE: HARDWARE HACKING / CIRCUIT BENDING WORKSHOP – led by Tasos Stamou

HARDWARE HACKING / CIRCUIT BENDING WORKSHOP
led by Tasos Stamou

12pm – 6pm
Capacity limited to 20 people.

Celebrating 10 years in exploratory music and DIY electronic music instrument making, sound artist and music technologist Tasos Stamou is leading a workshop of hardware hacking/ circuit bending.

Additionally, Stamou will have a showcase of his favorite DIY instrument design at the beginning of the workshop.

The workshop will provide a practical and theoretical introduction in modifying and alternative electronic instrument design techniques using recycled electronics. It is suitable for beginners, as well as to more experienced hackers and sound explorers who wish to push forward their ideas and projects of innovative sound interfaces. 

- Learn the necessary techniques to turn ‘hackable’ electronic sound toys into useful sonic devices and experimental electronic music instruments.

- Practical, hands-on workshop, including all tips to the most common and effective circuit bending modifications.

- Theoretical introduction to handmade electronic instruments, including historical context and presentation of contemporary artists utilizing DIY electronics.

- Participants are welcome to bring their own electronic toys for bending, otherwise hackable toys will be provided from a large selection. Please contact us with any questions regarding “hackability” of your own devices. All instruments will be taken by the participants after the workshop’s completion.

- Workshop participants will have the chance to perform with their own hacked instruments as members of an improvised Circuit Bending Orchestra during a public performance after the workshop completion.