The MusicMakers Hacklab, conceived in collaboration with Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music, will be an open, collaborative environment in which participants can learn about new technologies and get their hands on making their own musical inventions.
11:00 The Musical Gloves Project, with Imogen Heap
An introduction to The Gloves.
Introductory tutorials on how to connect and use The Gloves software with a range of existing software, kicking off the first of five days of an interactive workshop with the team behind this new wearable technology for music.
14:00 Native Instruments
Inside the Design Process at Native Instruments.
Florian Schneidmadel (Head of Research and Design) and Gösta Wellmer (Head of User Interface Design) provide a rare look at the how Native Instruments designs their products for musicians, collaboratively.
Reaktor, OSC, and the iPad.
In a workshop, NI Product Designers Gwydion ap Dafydd and Clément Destephen will talk about the OpenSoundControl protocol and the new integration they designed into Reaktor. They'll show how you can use this protocol to touch sound via iPad applications.
Controlling everything in Live: a workshop.
Christian Kleine, Ableton developer and sound artist and Max for Live guru, demonstrates how to take control of almost any aspect of Live in performance. Opening up custom performance and compositional opportunities, Kleine will provide insights into the meanings and possibilities of Live's API tools.
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.
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.
Imogen Heap is a Grammy Award-winning English singer, composer and songwriter from Havering, London. Her talent spans from the craft of songwriting to elaborate, live multi-instrumental improvisations, building on a unique voice, classical training and unusual tech-savvness.