The event will be on Friday, June 25th at CRASH Space in Culver City at 8pm. We have a call for artists going until Thursday, June 17, so if you’re interested in getting involved, let us know!
A flier will be posted shortly, and a lineup/artist list will be posted after the deadline.
Bring the noisetoys!
Update! — Handmade Music LA is in two days (Friday, June 25), and we’ve got one hell of a night planned. Complete with circuit bent toys, robotic guitars, MakerBots, monomes, and microcontroller synths.
Altitude Sickness, Ian Hattwick, The Sweaty Caps, Theron Trowbridge, and Vince Wong
The festivities begin at 8, and it’s FREE, though CRASH Space is requesting a $10 donation in efforts to become a 501(c)3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Eric will also be performing a couple of other shows this week. Tonight, 4/21, Bodytronix will be making y’all dance at Littlefield and on 4/25 they will be at Silent Barn for a Bending Brunch. Check out all the details here.
Meanwhile, back on the ranch, Handmade Music Austin #7 still has seat available. Sign up before they are gone!
The next Handmade Music Austin will be on May 2nd. We’ll be building Eric’s Tune In Tokyo and Dann’s SimSam v2. Reserve a seat here.
We’re also encouraging people to come in with their own creations for a show and tell. We’ll have a whole event for individual projects in the coming months so finish up your franken-synths soon, Austin makers!
The next Austin show will be right in the middle of SXSW! On March 20th starting at 11am we’ll have live performances, a workshop where you can build almost all of out previous kits, and the mother of all Andromeda Space Rocker Jams.
More info and workshop registration here. Performances are free and open to everyone but if you want a seat in the workshop, sign up soon before it’s full!
Musical sewing machine by Lara Grant, who will be performing live.
Handmade Music Brooklyn has a new home, in beautiful DUMBO at a fantastic space that’s finally well-suited to live performance: Galapagos Art Space. As a result, this month we can offer not only our usual noise-making, gathering, and beer sipping, but also a lineup of live music:
Live musical sewing machine performance
Electronic honky-tonk with homemade instruments
New gestural controllers and audiovisual performance
Surprises, crafters, makers, DIYers, electronics, felt, fuzz (the fabric kind, the noise kind), and more.
And it’s FREE, with a cash bar + tap. Description:
Tired of mass-manufactured sounds? Party with musicians who make their own tools to make their own music. A raucous mash-up of noisy science fair with live music party, Handmade Music lines up some of the area’s DIY nerdster elite. From homemade circuits to homebrewed software to handmade instruments, these music makers create their own, new sounds. The Handmade Music phenomenon has now spread from Portugal to Canada, but Brooklyn is where it all started. Come when doors open for open noise making, to meet the artists or bring your own creations, then stay for feature acts by artists from across the musical spectrum. Presented by createdigitalmusic.com, Make Magazine, Etsy.com, and XLR8R Magazine.
DOORS: 7:00PM | SHOW: 8:00PM
Monday, March 8
How to get there: DUMBO is convenient to the York Street F train stop and the High Street Brooklyn Bridge A and C trains. Then it’s a short walk with spectacular Manhattan views. Bring a date.
The Brooklyn Courier-Life posted information on the Handmade Music series on Friday, syndicated to the New York Post online.
Meredith Deliso writes:
Attend a Handmade Music night, and you’ve entered a nerdster’s paradise.
The regular series, which serves as a platform for DIY musicians who make their own instruments, is an anything-goes science fair, opening its doors to creations of all stripes, from tech people creating their own software to eco-friendly musicians using repurposed flower pots as percussion instruments.
Thanks to Meredith for being such an attentive reporter; it’s terrific when journalists really invest time in understand a story. That’s something I never take for granted. Have a read:
Huge, huge thanks to the folks in Amsterdam and from around the continent who came out for the event: y’all are amazing. We did something a little difference for the installment of Handmade Music at Amsterdam’s STEIM research center – me talking. As a result, I got to frame some of the context for the projects. Word I got was that people enjoyed that, and responded really thoughtfully. We also were able to frame the event with tasty beer, which is equally important.
Can design of technology be a sort of visual composing, whether in software interfaces or hardware layouts or OSC messages? Talented visualist and digital artist Rosa Menkman, in attendance at the STEIM event, answers that and sums up what I was saying almost better than I could: