London's most fascinating music festival, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of the music industry.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, our interactive workshop sessions are your chance to get hands on with instrument making, work with professional producers and develop your music making skills. Join the likes of Serato, Hackoustic and Music Hackspace and experience first-hand the new technology in music creation!
We have a range of free and ticketed workshops, see below for more details.
Serato creates world leading audio software for DJs and musicians. Serato is based in NZ and has partnerships with many highly regarded hardware, software, and record industry companies worldwide. Serato have combined state of the art features with the world’s best hardware manufacturers to bring you Serato DJ, an award winning, digital DJing software used by professionals across the globe.
Music Hackspace is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. They incorporate diverse methodologies and aim to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio; it's with these technologies that Music Hackspace base their programme of workshops, artist talks and meetups, encouraging people of all backgrounds and skill levels to create and engage with music in previously unrealised ways.
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Do It Kits
Do It Kits started life in early 2017 and has been developed in classrooms, workshops and makerspaces across London. Do It Kits deliver hands-on workshops for schools, clubs, students and more, working all over the country in schools, festivals and maker/hacker spaces.
Hackoustic is a hacking group dedicated to exploring acoustics and instrument building. We run a host of different types of events related to acoustic hacking, including festivals workshops and talks. Their goal is to provide a platform for sonic hackers of all kinds, from musical instrument builders to sound artists to present their work to the general public, as well as providing workshops and other educational opportunities for people who are interested in learning more.
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Established in London in '94 and voted the world's 'Best Music Production & DJ School' by the readers of DJ Mag, Point Blank teaches the creative process of making music at the highest level. Using expert instructors, state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognised accreditation up to a BA (hons) degree level in partnership with Middlesex University, many successful graduates have passed through their doors including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, AlunaGeorge, Patrick Topping, Gemma Cairney, Mistajam and many more.
POLYTIK is a collection of beautifully designed synth modules and limited edition artwork by Dirty Electronics and Jack Featherstone, and produced by Artists & Engineers. POLYTIK explores the border between play and sound. Between listening and participating. Between the passive and the active enjoyment of sound. Play and Explore by creating your own customisable desktop modular synth. POLYTIK’s design is informed by the physical qualities of the circuitry. Normally hidden away in a plastic case, here the lacquer, copper traces and tin coatings are celebrated.BUY WORKSHOP TICKETS
Teenage Engineering Electronic Music School
#EMS is a part of Teenage Engineering's initiative to nurture the love of electronic music through the use of synthesizers in every community. We offer workshops globally with the aid of our official mentors.
Teenage Engineering is based in stockholm, sweden and creates high quality, well designed, electronic products for all people who love sound and music. The company was founded in 2007. Teenage Engineering's first product was the OP-1, a portable all-in-one synthesizer used by world famous artists. OD-11 loud speaker made to play cloud music was exclusively released at MOMA NYC summer 2014. In winter 2016 the pocket operator series was first introduced.