The MusicMakers Hacklab is a weeklong open, collaborative laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music and musician and noise artist Ewa Justka.
The Hacklab engages in producing cross-cultural hybrids that imagine future topographies of sound and music performance through its "Future Rituals" theme, re-educating our electronic selves in the potentials of near and distant traditions, systems of musical representation and structure, and performance techniques. The theme for experimentation is a kind of ethnomusicology for machines.
The Hacklab celebrates its 3rd edition within the CTM Festival at the CTM 2016 Seismographic Sounds Exhibition opening, with special performances by this year's invited host Ewa Justka, Peter Kirn and OMMA.
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, instruments builder and DIY electronics teacher based in London. Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating.
Moscow DJ Olga Maksimova aka OMMA topped several polls last year in Russia. Journalists and broadcasters on the Moscow website Radio Follow Me have championed the OMMA project as an antidote to worrying trends.