Saturday, March 30 2013


Music Hackship


MHS celebrates an adventurous program of performances and workshops that explores the crossover between musical practice and maker culture.

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Site-specific sound installation by Kacper Ziemianin - exploring hidden sounds of MS Stubnitz.

Artists talks

Tim Murray-Browne, Music Hackspace resident composer / Interactive sound artist & researcher / Creative coder @ seeper

More artists talks t.b.a.

Workshop: Music Hackspace Circuit Bending, 2.30 pm to 6 pm

Hacking sound toys workshop, led by Tasos Stamou.
Learn the necessary techniques to turn hackable toys into useful sound devices and electronic performance instruments.

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Workshop: MzTek Soft-Circuit Synth, 2.30 pm to 6 pm

Make a wearable electric piano using soft-circuit techniques, sewing all electronic components and a speaker into fabric. Feel free to bring your own textile project to embed the synth into.


The evening program is headlined by Leafcutter John who combines vanguard electronics and processing with improvisation and traditional folk forms to great effect. He is joined by Riz Maslen and many further instrument builders, noise artists and electronic indeterminists from around the world.


Leafcutter John

Riz Maslen


Tiger Walking Downhill

Tasos Stamou

Bioni Samp

Anina and jasch

London Hackspace Big Band



Video Hackspace VJ crew


Performances �10 in advance, �12 on the door, �8 conc/Hackspace members (includes Day program)

Workshops Circuit Bending �35, MzTek Synth �55 (includes Day program and Performances)



Anina and jasch

In their performances Anina and jasch are exploring textures of acoustic and electronic sound structures, using real objects with specific sonorous characters and ephemeral sounds obtained through analogue and digital sound-processing.

As a duo they have explored since 2009 different constellations, performing in realtime with visual and audio media and gestural interfaces. Anina is a media artist working in live-performances with found objects, handmade electronics and digital processing.

She builds her own instruments and explores the relationship between object sounds and electronic blips. Jasch is a musician and digital artist and is active in electronic music, emphasising an improvised attitude in performance.

With his self-made gestural interfaces he plays digital musical instruments and transforms sounds captured in realtime. For this performance Anina and jasch will focus on the delicate balance between the natural sound of objects and bodies and the output of analog electronics and digital audio processing.
This juxtaposition between hand-made electronic instruments and laptops, between human gestures and autonomous digital processes generates tense sonic spaces or open atmospheres conducive to free associations.


Tiger Walking Downhill

Tiger Walking Downhill is a trio made up of Kacper Zieminian, Peter Smith and James Stephen Finn. The three form an improvisational musical act where there is no focus on musical melody, but rather on texture and constantly changing dynamics. They combine a variety of instruments and sound-sources such as electronic toys, circuit bending, mixers, turntables, bass guitar,
found objects, self-built instruments, guitar, laptop, feedback, and a whole array of effects units to create interesting and dynamic improvisations. This focus on improvisation allows for a creation of sounds through a process of reaction and attention to changing mood, producing sounds ranging from ambient to noise. Every performance is unique and unpredictable.


Bioni Samp


Allo Alik


Tasos Stamou

Tasos Stamou is an electroacoustic music composer and a performer of free improvised music, an instrument designer and circuit bender. He has been performing and recording in solo and collaborative projects using several different arrangements of handmade electronics and electroacoustic arrangements. 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 in NYC) and recordings (labels: Absurd, Triple Bath, Errorcode). He is currently concentrated into video-bending and DIY modular synthesizer research and designs.



Xname is a multimedia artist born in Milan and currently based in London. Her sound performances are developed through the use of artificial lights and home-made micro-oscillators which generate sound waves. The light, transformed into electrical current, passes through the circuit and exits in the shape of a sonic frequency, while the sound, modulated by manipulating the light sources, becomes tactile and synesthetic. The result is an hypnotic spectacle dominated by stroboscopy and industrial and noise-techno frequencies. Recently she has been experimenting with the effects of network lag and time delay on amplified sounds that, streamed to different servers, feed back to the speakers after travelling through the Internet.


Riz Maslen

Riz Maslen is an electronic innovator and multi-instrumentalist. British producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Riz Maslen, who records as Neotropic and Small Fish With Spine has been described as one of the most prominent women composers working in post-techno experimental electronics. In addition to her warm electronic programming, Maslen


Leafcutter John

Leafcutter John has graced the planet with his remarkable contributions to electronic, folk and experimental music since his primary explorations with an old computer, originally bought to write his Art School dissertation in 1998. Since then he has released 5 critically acclaimed albums which combine elements of music-concrete and electro-acoustic music with voice and guitar work more commonly found in folk music. He has performed his award winning work extensively throughout Europe and Australasia and has performed on television and radio. Currently John is in the Leaf-lab developing a Light controlled music interface, which opens up new avenues for laptop performers. Currently on its third prototype the system offers expressive and very responsive gestural control over sound generation. Recently John composed the music for a major new production by Handspring, the pioneering puppetry company responsible for Warhorse which ran at the National Theatre before going on to the West End and Broadway. 'Crow' combines puppetry, dance, and music. It is based on the Crow poems by Ted Hughes and premiered at the 2012 London festival in May. John is also a full time member of the Mercury Music Award nominated contemporary Jazz band Polar Bear, providing electronics, guitar, and vocals.


Music Hackspace Big Band