Group:Music Hack Space

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Music Hack Space
When Every Thursday, from 19:00

The London Music Hack Space is a place to share thoughts, knowledge, technologies, processes and aesthetics on music and audio. We welcome artists, engineers, students, and lawyers too! We meet every Thursday. Someone presents an on going project. It starts off discussions, and after that we have pizzas, split in groups and get hands on with our projects or sometime with the technology we just learned.

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Mailing List

There is a dedicated mailing list to discuss our activities.

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Meetings and workshops

Meetings take place every Thursday from 7pm onwards. Locations vary, but we are often at Troyganic or above the old (Hoxton) LHS venue, in unit 30.

We start the meet ups with a short presentation (5/10 min). Talks can be a starting point for collaborations. Speakers are invited to come forward with work in progress, ongoing ideas, prototypes, technological issues, whatever they may find useful to share and get feedback on.

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