The MusicMakers Hacklab is a weeklong open, collaborative laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music. Now entering its 7th edition within CTM Festival, the Hacklab brought on co-hosts Andreas Siagian and Lintang Radittya to work together to make new and unplanned collaborative performances on this year’s Adaptation theme.
MusicMakers Hacklab participants have been inventing collaborative performances that propose ways in which music can be a speculative medium for sustainability at a time when we face now-inevitable shifts in the world’s politics and climate. Just-created performance designs, circuits, code, and ideas will be put to the test in front of a live audience as a multidisciplinary group of creative performers share the work they've constructed over the course of the CTM festival week. Expect new work in live musical performance, movement, visuals, and surprises.
The CTM 2019 MusicMakers Hacklab is presented in collaboration with CDM, with the kind support of the SHAPE platform, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The 2019 Hacklab is also supported by Nusasonic, an initiative of Goethe-Institut Southeast Asia that is collaboratively curated by Yes No Wave (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival of the Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/Black Kaji (Singapore), and CTM Festival (Berlin).
Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, audiovisual artist, and journalist. Classically trained in composition and piano, his music and visuals meld minimalist and experimental dance music influences with a focus on texture and abstraction. He is the editor of Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion, working extensively with free and open source tools and shared content.
Andreas Siagian is artist/engineer working on a wide range of practice in DIY electronics and interdisciplinary art. His practice began in 2004, when he decided to teach himself how to develop software for highway geometric design calculation and planning in Civil Engineering.
Lintang Radittya is a self-taught instrument builder and sound artist/performer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His current interests include DIY analogue electronics; the relationship between sound and space; randomness; javanese futurism; and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, and experimental music.