Drake Music with Music Hackspace Hackathon


dm_nime_mh_logosWe are excited to announce that Drake Music is partnering with Music Hackspace to host a one day Hackathon during the 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression – NIME 2014 Open Day event on Friday 4th July, at Goldsmiths University, Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building.

The theme of this Hackathon will be assistive and adaptable musical interfaces and the Hackathon challenges are presented by Heart n Soul and Drake Music.

To welcome participants, introduce challenges and form groups, the Hackathon was launched in advance on Thursday 12th June as part of the regular Music Hackspace meeting.

Heart n Soul challenge:

“Can you find ways that a player can work with the simplest of control mechanisms, but still feel a real and potent sense of connection with the sound being created?

The challenge is to find a way to create the greatest expressivity of sound with the most minimal of input control from the player. This is an open ended challenge that we hope you’ll approach in all manner of ways.

The phrase minimal input control could also mean a range of things, from simple user interfaces to controls that can work with tiny movements or gestures”.

Prize: Moog Etherwave Theremini

Drake Music challenge:

“Design a musical device that can be easily configured/modified to make music making accessible to all, including musicians with a disability”.

Prize: Koma Elektronic Kommander

Free registration and further details of the Hackathon are available here: NIME 2014: Open Day, Hackathon

When: Friday 4th July 2014 (10:00-21:00)

Where: Goldsmiths Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

About NIME: 
NIME is the premier conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance. NIME gathers researchers and practitioners around lectures, installations, concerts and workshops.

For more details about the NIME 2014 conference please visit http://www.nime2014.org