(FULL UP) 10,000 Musical Instruments for a Semi-connected World
14:00 – 16:00 (GMT+1)
Kristina Andersen – Future Everyday – Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Pete Bennett – University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
John Bowers – Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Giacomo Lepri – Centre for Digital Music – Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Andrew McPherson – Centre for Digital Music – Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Tom Mudd – Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Antonella Nonnis – Centre for Digital Music – Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Paul Stapleton – Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Sam Topley – Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Maximum number of participants: 30
The 10,000 Instruments workshop aims to cheer up social distancing through some playful interactions. We invite the NIME community to dive in an online gathering to collaborativelly sketch as many instrument ideas as possible. It will be a lighthearted activity that might ease for a couple of hours the challenging situations we are all experiencing. An opportunity to experiment with alternative ways to generate interface ideas and speculate on music tech through open-ended artefacts and playful design explorations. Let’s gather some bits and share absurd musical ideas. An unconventional workshop to advance the debate around the complex, interdisciplinary and multifaceted nature of contemporary musical instruments.
Interested participants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an idea for an absurd or not-yet-existing musical instrument. These ideas will be used to feed a random generator of absurd instruments to be used during the workshop. Participants are encouraged to gather in advance some random bits of recycled materials to be used during the workshop, please see the workshop webpage for more info.