The MusicMakers Hacklab, conceived in collaboration with Create Digital Music is an open, collaborative environment in which participants can learn about new technologies and get their hands on making their own musical inventions.
19:00 As part of the Opening event
Science Fiction Children present their oversized robotic, "real-world" 808 drum machine.
PETER KIRN is a Berlin-based journalist, audiovisual artist, and founder/editor of createdigitalmusic.com. He is also co-creator of the open source MeeBlip synth. Building on a classical training in composition, he focuses on investigations of technologies for creation in writing, teaching, and performance.
Derek Holzer (1972) is an American sound artist based in Berlin, Germany, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, sound art, field recording and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has played live experimental sound, as well as taught workshops in noise art technology, across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand.
“Let’s get mechanical!” Science Fiction Children created the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80s – in the material world – with the intention of doing electronic music with mechanical equipment. A retro futuristic journey: Three sound gadgeteers and their giant drum robot MR-808. The consequential Robot Elektro Performance gives an inside look in the state of the art robot music scene. And wants to move you feet, of course.