1. Music Hackship aboard MS Stubnitz

    MzTEK will be on board MS Stubnitz along side Music Hackspace for a one day festival of musical hacking and contemporary sonic arts.

    As part of a day of workshops, events and performances MzTEK presents the workshop: Soft-Circuit Synth, 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

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    Make a wearable electric piano using e-textiles and soft-circuit techniques, sewing all electronic components and a speaker into fabric. Feel free to bring your own textile project to embed your synth into.

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    This workshop is open to anyone. Tickets are £55, and include day programme and entry to the evening performances. Book here for the MzTEK workshop.

    Where & When

    Saturday 30th March 2013
    Workshops 2pm until 6pm
    Performances until 11.30pm

    Onboard the MS Stubnitz, Canary Wharf, E14 9SB, London

    The evening program is headlined by Leafcutter John who combines vanguard electronics and processing with improvisation and traditional folk forms to great effect. He is joined by Riz Maslen and many further instrument builders, noise artists and electronic indeterminists from around the world.

    More info on the Hackship  program HERE.




  2. Beat Box Tshirts at the London Music Hackspace

    MzTEK’s Beat box t-shirt from the Hacked Human Orchestra at London Music Hackspace

    MzTEK and the Music Hackspace invite all you techie women (and women who want to get techie) to join us for a one day workshop where you will learn to make one of the instruments from the project, the Beatbox t-shirt!

    This last summer we worked with Guerilla Science, and KOBAKANT to bring a fantastic Hacked Human Orchestra to Wilderness and Shambala festivals, making wearable instruments with festival-goers that created the most awesome music ever!

    Creating soft circuits with conductive fabric, conductive thread and an array of electronic components, people turned their t-shirts into synthesizers, screechers and recorders.

    On this occasion the Beatbox t-shirt arrives to the London Music Hackspace, a place for artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and hobbyists passionate about music and technology.

    In this workshop we will hack a small re-recordable devise, discard the hard wires and replace them with conductive fabric and thread, and learn e-textile techniques to make soft circuit buttons to embed the devise into a t-shirt or textile. We will provide a standard t-shirt, but feel free to bring a fabric patch, hat or bag etc, to use instead.

    This would make a funky Xmas prezzie!

    This workshop is perfect for someone wanting to learn the basics of how to create a soft circuit, but also for those wanting to work with electronics in a slightly different way. T-shirts will be provided but please feel free to bring along your own garment to adorn as well!

    For more information about our adventures with Hacked Human Orchestra over the summer please check out: http://www.mztek.org/programs/hacked-human-orchestra/


    Sunday 16th December 11:00am – 4:30pm


    Music Hackspace, Unit 30. Cremer Business Centre. 37 Cremer Street. London E2 8HD

    £50 + £1.60 booking fee – standard ticket

    £80 + £1.60 booking fee – 2 people discounted ticket (saving of £10 for each person!)