The next part in Gareth Stacks Documentary; Mad Scientists of Music – The Hacker in the Gallery!!
Episode 4 – ‘The Hacker in the Gallery‘
Episode 4 – ‘Taking Toys Apart’
Teaser – Andrew Edgar takes us on a tour of the A4 Arts Collective.
Part 1 – Ed Devane talks about the relationship between self taught musicians, hackers, artists and the “new music” (contemporary classical music) establishment.
Part 2 – The Dublin Laptop Orchestra introduce us to their own unique take on electronic music. Performing using digital setups with midi controllers, the group focus on making a performance which combines physical movement with electronic collaboration.
Part 3 – Stewart Geelon of Luxury Mollusc & Primal Barber Quartet introduces us to the Dublin ‘harsh noise’ scene, where electronic improvisers taking their queue from industrial and early 20th century avant-garde music, create challenging dark soundscapes from found objects.
Part 4 – Artist Aine Belton, talks about combining language and musical sound to enhance the…
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Episode 3 – ‘Taking Toys Apart‘
Episode 3 – ‘Taking Toys Apart’
Episode three takes a journey into the underground world of circuit bending. Circuit benders hack children’s toys and dissect cheap archaic electronics, to produce strange new instruments. Circuit bending lies at the intersection of instrument building, grass roots activism and psychedelia. Listeners will learn about the history of circuit bending, a hobby that grew out of the the microprocessor and psychedelic revolutions in the 1960’s; and how these technological and cultural movements fused into a kind of activist musicianship.
From the work of Reed Ghazala (creator of Circuit Bending) on, musical tinkerers have been antiestablishment figures – taking technology beyond its intended uses and in the process becoming outsider artists.
Andrew Edgar explains how geographical differences in the history of consumerism influenced the musical cultures of different countries – and how he views taking…
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This is not a humble brag, it’s a straight up brag! Our Education Officer is awesome. Congratulations Donal and good luck with your thesis!
“I think it proves how worthwhile it is to provide students with hands-on design experiences and access to great facilities.” Donal Holland
“With a team of other students, and with mentorship from Holland, Walsh, and Dr. Catherine Wee at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care, Maeder-York designed a soft, wearable device to help patients regain normal thumb movement—and therefore the ability to grasp objects—after a stroke. The project won the Three-In-Five contest at DMD, as did another of Gafford’s devices. The students now have the opportunity to submit their findings for accelerated review by the prestigious ASME Journal of Medical Devices.”
Read the full article here!