HACK YOUR MUSIC TOYS with Tasos Stamou
Sunday 10 July 2022 | 10am – 12:30pm
Duration: 2 hours (break in between)
Ages: 7 – 14
Each ticket includes entrance to one kid and one adult. So they can either join alone or do a fun activity with their parents. The ticket grants free access to the fair on Sunday.
As part of our annual Experimental Music and Book Fair, in collaboration with electroacoustic music composer and performer Tasos Stamou, IKLECTIK launches a workshop for kids and their parents and young people between 7 and 14 years old.
What would you think about giving a new life to your old or broken electronic toys?
How about turning them to experimental electronic music production instruments? Would you and your kids be interested in something like that? If so, then you have to make it on July 10th at IKLECTIK, where musician and instrument designer/hacker Tasos Stamou will be leading the first workshop tailored to younger audiences.
Kids and their parents will be introduced to the art of circuit bending by modifying and transforming recycled simple electronic toy gadgets into more sophisticated music interfaces, capable of more fun and more creativity.
The workshop will feature a little music performance with these instruments.
Participants will learn all tricks and techniques to modify their own gadgets and they are encouraged to bring some abandoned electronic toys from home to try and hack.They will also have the chance for hands-on experience in DIY electronic engineering and crafting in real time, guided by the workshop leader with fun and safe.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP LEADER
Tasos Stamou is an electroacoustic music composer and performer, a music technologist and a tutor, a studio and radio producer.
He also runs “Stamou Instruments”, a small independent brand making music instruments out of recycled electronics and leading workshops for DIY synthesizer making.
He has presented relevant workshops for kids in independent alternative Arts & Tech communities (Music Hackspace London, Watermans Art Centre London, STPLN lab Malmo), festivals (Green Man Festival, Big Bang Festival) and established organizations (The Barbican, Onassis Foundation).