How can an electronic system be used as an interface of experimental enquiry? Can you create an expressive interface for playing electronic music? What is the importance of networks (humans) and decentralised knowledge in relation to technology? How do you feel about DIY instruments, sensors, and controllers?

The Onassis Cultural Centre invites artists, musicians, sound engineers, designers and programmers, to participate in a three-day hackathon where they will collaboratively create new instruments and sounds, and explore new ways to make music. The DIY Instrument Making & Hacking workshop will take place on January 11-13 and its creations will be presented at an open performance by the participants.

Friday 11 January

18.00-21.00 | Welcome and short presentations by the mentors

Saturday 12 January
10.00-22.00 | Making & Hacking with the mentors

Sunday 13 January
10.00-17.00 | Making, Hacking, Composing
17.00-19.00 | Open performance

The workshop mentors are: Enrico Bertelli (UK), Alexandros Drymonitis (GR), Tina Dolinšek (SL), John Richards (UK, De Montfort University), Max Wainwright (Sweden) and Tara Pattenden (UK, in partnership with Music Hackspace).

The workshop will be in English and full attendance is required for all three days. Interested parties can apply here until December 20 2018. The number of participants is limited and final participants will be selected based on their motivation. Applicants will be notified about their participation by 5 January 2019.

The participation fee (20 €) will be paid after the confirmation of participation and contributes to the cost of materials for the instruments that the participants will create.

The workshop is organized by Heracles Papatheodorou and Dora Vougiouka and is part of the Interfaces project co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.