I’klectik Art Lab, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG
Tickets from £5: hackousticpresents.eventbrite.com
An evening of performances, talks, demonstrations, installations and mingling with some of London’s top sound artists, builders, hackers and educators. We are very excited to have Kuljit Bhamra, one of the most inspiring and influential musicians, composers and record producers on the British Asian music scene. He’ll be demonstrating his very exciting ‘Evolution of the Tabla Drum’. We’ll also have Dom Aversano playing hacked tunes on his amazing hang-drum and Jacob Harrison, currently studying for a PhD in accessible instrument design, showing his one-handed bass guitar.
Don’t miss this one – it’ll be mind-blowing … more details below:
Kuljit Bhamra is a musician, performer and record producer. A pioneer of the British Bhangra sound and tabla player in Hollywood movie soundtracks, he is currently on a mission to demystify Indian music. Together with his team at Keda Music, he is developing tools and support systems to make Indian drumming more accessible. Such has been the success and interest so far that his project has been nominated for a Times Higher Education award for Excellence & Innovation in the Arts. Kuljit will present ‘Evolution of the Tabla drum’ and also perform a short tabla solo.
Dom Aversano is a multi-instrumentalist percussionist and composer whose primary instrument is the handpan – a new Swiss instrument invented in 2001. He is strongly influenced by konnakol, an ancient Indian rhythmic language which offers a unique perspective on music that differs from the Western European tradition. He’ll be performing music from his new album Geometric.
Jacob is a PhD student from the Augmented Instruments Lab, part of the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. His research is focused on disability and music, specifically the design of musical instruments for disabled musicians. He will discuss existing ‘accessible instruments’ and considerations for new designs. Jacob will be demoing two prototype instruments: an adapted bass guitar and an acoustically-driven virtual string instrument.
Brendan is a musician, teacher, technologist and composer. He recently finished his MMUS in electronic composition, and has since then has been investing his time in composition, production, performance and installation works. Through his research, Brendan enjoys exploring the boundaries of music, sound, and ability to control it. He will be showing an interactive installation based on his Painting Music project and his composition Igniting the Universe.
Andrew Hockey is a producer, composer and active member of the Roundhouse Audio Collective. He will be showcasing and performing on his installation ‘Kinetic Tones’. An installation that combines open source software and hardware, contact microphones and repurposed newtons cradles and marble runs to create an original piece of generative music.