Hacklab Runs: 28.01 – 01.02.2013
Opening times daily 12 – 18:00
Machines in music making are a means of externalizing musical will and composition. They connect thought and sound in ways that become more physical, more visible, more improvisatory, and live. They escape the deterministic, fixed world of the score – and the traditional recording. They are inventions that ensure that musical outcomes are governed by humans and by chance. To experiment with making music in this age, you first want to experiment with making the machines that make the music.
The MusicMakers Hacklab at CTM.13 is an open, collaborative environment in which participants can learn about new technologies and get their hands on making their own musical inventions. It's a space in which people can build a rapid prototype of anything they imagine, creating new ideas around music making and creation, from composition to performance and DJing. MusicMakers is curated by Peter Kirn of createdigitalmusic.com, with the collaboration of design platform SemiDomesticated and sound artist Derek Holzer.
We're inviting people across media to encourage collaboration: musicians, developers, artists, designers, people working in skills like sound and music, but also code, fashion, visuals, and industrial design and craft.
The Hacklab runs daily 10h - 20h (18h Friday) and is freely open to participants (based on available space, first come, first served).
Surprise workshops, presentations, and discussions daily, in addition to those scheduled.
At the end of the Hacklab days a nightly showcase at Berghain Kantine sees some of the participants and additionals artists perform with their tools and inventions.