DMLab Online – 4th May 2021

Join us for the next online edition of DMLab! This is a place where we dream up and design new accessible ways of making music.

Everyone is welcome – musicians, technologists, tinkerers, teachers… if you like music and care about access then come along and see what it’s all about.

Next Event – 4th May 2021

Four stringed instruments lined up, they look homemade and are interesting shapes

Our next DMLab gathering is taking place on Zoom on 4th May and will feature:

  • French experimental music collective BRUT POP who will be sharing some of their accessible instrument projects
  • A new app for accessible ticket booking for gigs from Uni of Glos student Laura James
  • Artists Calum Perrin, SoundWarrior and Alessandro Vazzana!

We will have a mixture of music and chat, where people tell us about their work and look for collaborators for their projects.

It will be very relaxed and informal with captions provided. As ever the session will be hosted in a relaxed and friendly manner by our tech king, Tim Yates, alongside an excellent musician and excellent person – John Kelly.

Book your free ticket via Eventbrite.

Check out the full line-up


Brut Pop

Brutpop logoTwo white men in a workshop environment are striking funny poses to show off unusual instruments they have built
Brut Pop is a Paris-based collective dedicated to the promotion of experimental music practices for disabled people, through workshops, the fostering of partnerships among different types of organisations (hackerspaces, music festivals, disability care centres, schools, museums, etc.), the sharing of and reflection on pedagogical and collaborative musical practices, and the development of adapted musical instruments.

For this DMLab Online session, BrutPop will present some of the open-source instruments that they have developed over the past years as well as a current research project that they are working on which investigates the challenges related to inclusion in the French music education context.

Laura James

Laura James, a student at the University of Gloucestershire, is in the process of designing an accessible ticketing app in order to improve the process of booking admission to events for people with access requirements. The app will aim to directly connect venues and their customers, in order to fast-track and simplify the advance booking of access requirements. The app will work in a similar way to existing ticketing platforms such as Eventbrite, but tailored to access booking by selling tickets specific to certain access requirements.

Laura is keen to get the community involved as much as possible and hear your thoughts on the project, and she has written a survey to better understand what the app needs to provide. If you want to get involved or have any queries, please email Laura at

Sound Warrior
Sound warrior logo

Sound Warrior is a producer and music technologist located in South Wales uk.He makes instrumental uk bass music, with techno grime and dubstep influences he uses a combination of hardware and software to produce his tracks. He has had releases on compilations released by the Cardiff electronic producers network. He is totally blind and is involved with Open Source Music Technology projects to make music production more accessible to disabled people. He will introduce one of these projects at DMLab.Find him on twitter or Soundcloud

Alessandro Vazzana

Ale is a young musician who performs live with The National Open Youth Orchestra. He is a talented user of the Clarion, an accessible instrument developed by Open Up Music and he will demonstrate it live with a performance for us.

Calum Perrin

Calum Perrin works across visual art, theatre, music and radio, exploring themes of disability, sensoriality and domesticity. They have created work for organisations including BBC Radio 4, FilmPro, HARP/YLab, Bodleian Libraries, the Prague Quadrennial and HearSay International Audio Arts Festival.

Calum is a co-founder of Good Behaviour, an autistic-led theatre and arts company, and campaigns for the rights of artists as an active member of Artists’ Union England and Equity. They are currently a BOOM 2020/21 residency artist, supported by Oxford Contemporary Music, and a fellow on Multitrack, radio production scheme for people underrepresented in the audio industry.

Info & Booking

  • Booking link: Reserve your place via Eventbrite
  • Date/time: 4th May, 6-7.30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: We will have captions at the event and will host it at a relaxed pace. People attending can contribute as much or as little as you like, cameras on or off, as you choose.
  • Access chats: Anyone who has access questions, requests or concerns is welcome to have an informal chat with our General Manager, Louis at the following times:- 21st April: 12-12.30pm
    – 27th April: 3-3.30pm
    – 30th April: 11-11.30am
    Email to arrange.

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