Friday, October 30, 2009

[project] The BuildBrighton Theremin Build

Emily Toop, project organiser writes:

You can find out all about our theremin project on our website, BuildBrighton is a hackerspace, a permanent workshop set up to provide a space and a community for all people interested in electronics, physical computing, A-life and crafts. Basically we provide a space for anyone who builds something, but does not have anywhere to do it.

The theremin is a project we have started to fulfill part of an alliance we have struck with local club promoters, Playgroup. The theremin will be used as part of a 'deal sweetener' and will have to be completed ready to be presented to music act Evil Nine on 30th October at our Launch Party at The Komedia in Brighton.

None of us have ever built a theremin before so we're kind of making it up as we go, but then that's half the fun. In order to be a part of the project, you would need to join BuildBrighton. Membership is on a monthly subscription basis (we are a not for profit group and all subscriptions and money raised goes towards providing the space, equipment and machinery for the group) and costs £10-£20 depending on the members circumstances. We also operate a £5 drop in fee, with a free 'taster' session. Membership gives you access to the space 24/7, use of all equipment and machinery available in the space and free attendance to all workshops, talks and tutorials.

Currently we meet every Thursday on group nights, but the space is available 24/7 and the Theremin project will be conducted outside of the regular meetups on Wednesday nights.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

[gig] Seb Rochford and Pamelia Kurstin - Oxford - 15 October

Arguably the UK’s most sought-after drummer, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Fulborn Teversham, Brian Eno to name a few) teams up with Pamelia Kurstin, who has just recorded a duo album with Seb.

Oxford’s own “gig-in-a-gallery happening,” Nightshift. Gather in the gallery’s foyer at 5.30pm and join a guided exhibition tour to see great new art before settling down in the café from 6pm to hear great new music.

Thursday, 15 October 2009
17:30 - 20:30
Pembroke Street
Oxford, United Kingdom
Cost: £3 (Concessions £2) Booking recommended.
Booking is by phone to the Modern Art Oxford Events Booking Line: 01865 813800

Friday, October 02, 2009

[workshop] Lydia Kavina - Oxford - 3rd of October

Theremin Workshop with Lydia Kavina Where: Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford When: 3rd October 2009 - 12.00 - 4.00
The workshop includes sessions for beginners and advanced players, as well as an ensemble workshop for all levels.
Attendance is free for observers and £30 for participants (£15 for children/students/pensioners) payable on the door.
More information and registration here.

Hypnotique plays Trafalgar Square

Today from 8pm to 9pm, Hypnotique participated in the living sculpture One & Other by Antony Gormley. (The sculptor best known for The Angel Of The North) 

Full footage can be streamed from Hypnotique's page on the One & Other website.