Build a Ghost Detector with Phantom Chips

Limited seats and smaller material costs apply. Sign up: workshops@musichackspace.org

Music Hackspace (UK) presents a workshop with Phantom Chips. The Ghost Detector detects electromagnetic frequencies, turning them into sound. It is believed by some people that a ghostly presence can be associated with a fluctuation in temperature and electromagnetic energy. This has not been proven however an EMF detector is a common tool used by ghost hunters.

Phantom Chips makes wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound. Her homemade ‘lectronix squeals create bent charm and harsh mangled tones through tactile electronics. Concocting rhythms from an array of homemade electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers Phantom Chips gets the audience wearing electronics and making noise.

Australian-born Tara Pattenden works in the field of electronics, noise performance and soft circuitry. Based in Glasgow she runs a business selling synthesisers including the noisy bstrd and the Lerango Drone. She has been making noise and mess for almost 20 years performing internationally as a solo artist and in bands such as Monster Zoku Onsomb and Kunt. Currently she is a member of Goodiepal and Pals and the FCKN BSTRDS.

Music Hackspace is a London based platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. Please email workshops@musichackspace.org if you have any questions.