On Saturday, June 7, 20Mission and Johny Radio hosted a Noise Hack: a day of building and programming experimental noise and music producing things. Participants built or coded electro-acoustic, electronic, or software noise devices. Then we jammed out!
Enjoy this spellbinding video of the Noise Orchestra, jamming at 20Mission, SF. Turn down the lights, put on your headphones, and press play. Then, scroll down to hear more about the hacking sessions:
Behind the scenes, totally cool people built and demo'd totally cool noise-making devices and instruments. Check it out the video!
Johny Radio taught participants to build the Jar Of Noise: a fun, light-reactive electronic oscillator, based on the Schmitt logic inverter. http://noise.inyourear.org
Bryan Day, inventor of the Magnetoselqier, taught participants to build a Whiskerphone: an amplified carbon fiber filament on a stick, to detect minute sounds in everyday objects. http://www.bryanday.net
Grant Taylor demo'd and performed his handmade Bassic plank bass guitar, including a pickup made from a magnet shoved inside an old transformer. http://vimeo.com/69977958
Alex "Dotter" Hay demo'd and performed her hand-carved rosewood clave-like collection. In her spare time, Alex produces killer dance-floor tracks! http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/dotter-isle-alexandra-hay-interview
Merlin demo'd and performed her Stylotar, a slimy electric guitar body Frankenstein'd with a seriously dissected Stylophone. (pretty sure her warranty is voided!) http://www.alexglow.com/
Ben Salomon demo'd and performed his amazing cigarbox feedback contraption. http://www.bensalomonmusic.com/
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