Ideas Test presents Sound#Hack featuring AudioActive’s In The Lab

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Ideas Test are holding a  Creative Music Technology event at the new University of Kent School of Music (Chatham Historic Dockyard) on 27th June 2015, 10.30-5pm. This event is part of the Ideas Test Digital Learning events programme and is in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge.

Taking part during the University of Kent’s 50 anniversary year, it aims to bring leading edge music technology and performance together with young people from all over Medway and Swale in an exciting and accessible event that invites participation and inspiration.

Sound#Hack was put together as a digital learning and performance event for young people in Medway and Swale who may not have had any access to creative media or music technology. It offers young people a chance to co-create with leading edge digital music experts and performers in an informal but engaged event format.

This small-scale pilot event will see students and teachers learning together, working with professional digital musicians, discovering new skills and uncovering some different approaches to taste and excellence in performance. Participants will compose and perform music, with artistic feedback from an industry panel from AudioActive’s In the Lab team.

Workshops will include:

  • AudioActive, featuring DJ Skitz and other artists including live vocal looping and beat production.
  • Sonic Pi, exploring the use of live coding to compose music
  • University of Kent, exploring mixing for 5.1 surround sound
  • AudioActive’s In the Lab will feature an expert panel giving artistic and technical advice on music created throughout the day

“This is going to be about discovering new talents and inspiring new career pathways, and also helping educators and parents recognise creative technology career pathways. We wanted to develop an event culture that always has performance, exhibition and a dynamic learning culture at the core.” Kevin Grist, one of the event producers at Ideas Test.

The event on June 27th will start with a digital music performance including live coded pieces made with Sonic Pi. This will be followed by sessions where participants, educators and live coders work with Audio Active [Brighton] and University of Kent’s music team and music students to develop their own pieces, either on their own or in groups. The afternoon session will enable people to present their ideas, showing rough code or snatches of ideas.

Look out for an online webinar after the event with ROH Bridge, to talk more about the event itself and how it touches on issues and opportunities that digital music tech bring to the classroom.

To register your place at this event as a teacher or young person, please visit the Eventbrite site here.


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