It’s easy – and partly appropriate – to appreciate the bleeps and blips of homemade and bent circuits as noise-making insanity. But as Peter Edwards (casperelectronics) and E-Squared walked us through their creations at the April installment of Handmade Music, it was clear that compositional exploration was at the heart of the work. Edwards talked about trying to be freer with sound and get away from techno, using handmade creations that helped him shake musical habits. E-Squared described studying the intricacies of classic Roland drum machine and synth circuits, then re-imagining them in fantastic new creations that allowed them to turn their table of gear into an interconnected sound-making machine.

Etsy’s Eric Beug and Make’s Collin Cunningham – makers themselves, both – captured the results in video. See also the MAKE: blog post:

Scenes from the Last Handmade Music

But Handmade Music doesn’t have to be limited to just Brooklyn. We’ve gotten a number of inquiries about creating these events elsewhere, and I have some ideas for how CDM can help you organize and promote such events. To start the ball rolling, let us know if you’re interested in organizing (not just attending) such an event. No commitment, but it’ll help us put together a group of people. Fill out the embedded Google Docs form below or head directly to the form:

Handmade Music Around the World

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