CALL OUT TO INNOVATIVE MUSICAL JEDI EVERYWHERE!

Over the last few months I’ve been involved in an exciting project for Drake Music that has focused on introducing members of the hacker/maker/coding community to disabled musicians.

Four teams, each made up of both musicians and makers, have been commissioned to design a prototype for a brand new musical instrument that overcomes a specific barrier experienced by disabled musicians.

We’re going to be showcasing these brilliant ideas at two FREE events at the International Anthony Burgess Centre on Sat April 29th and Sat May 27th respectively.

Both events will be presented by the wonderful Kris Halpin (Winter of ’82), who will be talking about his own journey as a disabled musician-technologist and demonstrating his amazing MiMu motion-tracking gloves (see video!)

Seeing Kris perform live with the gloves is an unmissable experience. Watching him conjure strings out of thin air and kick start a drum sound with a single gesture is – quite simply – magical.

DMLab North West Challenge – Development Launch
Meet our teams and hear about their ideas.

When? Sat 29th April 2017 – 2-3.30pm
Where? International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
How? Reserve your ticket via Eventbrite

DMLab North West Challenge – Final Showcase
The final showcase where the four finished designs will be unveiled and played live.

When? Sat 27th May 2017 – 2-3.30pm
Where? International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
How? Reserve your ticket via Eventbrite

More info here.