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This weekend Handmade music is going to be HUGE and in NYC!

Handmade Music
2:00 – 5:00 pm
December 16, 2007
openhousegallery.org at 201 Mulberry Street near Spring Street, Manhattan

Hosted by createdigitalmusic.com, Make Magazine, and Etsy.com

  • Featured Performance: Mister Resistor Ensemble from Parsons
  • Workshop: Soldering-free Sonic Electronics for Beginners, with Peter Kirn and PAiA (paia.com)
  • Open musical show-and-tell
  • Free, with refreshments provided by Function Drinks

Handmade Music is a semi-regular event hosted by createdigitalmusic.com, Etsy.com, and Make Magazine celebrating DIY music creation. It’s a party, performance, and show-and-tell for musicians who build their own expressive tools, in hardware, instruments, and software.

This month is headlined by the Mister Resistor student ensemble from Parsons, featuring instruments constructed by cassette tape, microchips, oatmeal boxes, and much more. Ensemble director Ranjit Bhatnagar has already wowed audiences with musical robots and ironing boards, and now shows off what his students have been doing.

To help newcomers learn how to make their own creations, Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn will lead off with a workshop on musical electronics, with free kits from PAiA Corporation that uses pencil markings to produce circuits. (No soldering required, so total beginners can give it a try. Kits for the project are free, on a first-come, first-served basis.) Throughout the afternoon, New York’s top musical makers will meet and display their creations.

Everyone is welcome, from curious visitors to those bringing in-progress projects of their own.

RSVP to:
[email protected]

More info:

  • Mister Resistor in concert (Facebook) – Link.
  • Mister Resistor (site) – Link.
  • All-Handmade Mister Resistor Music Ensemble, Live in NYC Sunday – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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