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.
14:00 Ali Demirel
Visual performance for Richie Hawtin: tools and concepts.
Visual architect Ali M. Demirel shares his custom-developed software 2V-P, which he created with artist and programmer Pascal LeSport. Through a discussion of the tool and his techniques, Demirel illuminates the live performance ideology which he has developed over years of collaboration with Richie Hawtin, and how he relates visuals to music.
16:00 Lucas Abela
Playing with tape: talk and workshop.
Sound artist and live musician Lucas Abela talks about his works with magnetic tape media, including those in the CTM exhibition. Then, get in on the action, with a workshop on how to build your own "play station" - his unique tape head machine.
“Vinyl Rally” (2009)
If ever you wondered what could be done with your old vinyl other than preserving it in your personal archive, have a look at the Vinyl Rally, where more than 6000 vinyl records are re-used in the construction of a car racing circuit for remote control cars outfitted with styli.
Ali M. Demirel, born in Turkey in 1972, is a Berlin-based artist. He is known for experimental video work that hones in on minimal imagery and structural compositions, often rooted in science and architecture.
Derek Holzer is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Berlin, whose current interests include DIY analogue electronics, field recording, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music.