Hack the Mammoth Beat Organ

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  • Tickets from £25.00 - £30.00
  • Over 15
  • Sat, 15th Dec 2018 @ 15:00 - 17:00
  • 15:00 - 17:00

Join us for the first ever opportunity to hack Sam Underwood and  Graham Dunning's amazing music machine the Mammoth Beat Organ, a modular, mechanical music contraption. Designed as a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument, it plays unusual, sometimes erratic compositions drawing on drone music, minimalist repetition and fairground organ techniques.

In this two hour workshop, participants are invited to get up close to the machine and experiment with some of the mechanical sound-making modules: the Rhythm Unit, which plays beats via hot-swappable cams; the Wind Sequencer, which sends blown air down a series of tubes depending on a chosen sequence; and the Wheel Unit which runs a tombola, a record player and an intonamouri.

Having become familiar with the system and how it works, participants are invited to make and hack some DIY instruments to use on the machine: shakers, pipes, whistles, rollers, beaters and fog horns. Furthermore, the workshop is an opportunity to test new ideas on the setup, and help us explore new possibilities we might not have considered.

A wide selection of materials and tools will be available for use, and you're invited to bring along anything else you want to test out on the machine. We'll end the session with an open improvisation using all the new bits and bobs on the Mammoth Beat Organ.

For an introduction to the Mammoth Beat Organ and how it works, check out this video.




Ticket Event time Cost
Participation in the workshop
15:00 - 17:00 £25.00
Workshop plus Hackoustic Christmas Party
Participation in the workshop plus entry to the Hackoustic Christmas Party in the evening
15:00 - 22:30 £30.00



IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Street, London, SE1 7LG

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Lambeth North (Tube)

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Hackoustic is a hacking group dedicated to exploring acoustics and instrument building. We run a host of different types of events related to acoustic hacking, including festivals, workshops and talks.

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