What do amps and alloys, 3D printers and piccolos have in common? How does your favourite tune sound when it’s played on a physically impossible instrument? What’s the difference between noise and music anyway?
Banish the bland with one-of-a-kind instruments that make sounds like no other. Join musicians, makers, computer engineers, and artisans to explore the technologies changing how we hear, experience, and make music at SOUND CHECK, our summer 2017 exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin.
Get hands-on with experimental materials, virtualisation, and DIY technologies. Whether you’re imagining a twenty-metre trumpet, a synth for six players, or a drum kit for slime mold, everyone can test a real or a simulated version of their wildest sonic ideas in our SOUND CHECK LAB. Join a workshop on instrument building, or take a masterclass in digital improvisation, and collaborate with other visitors to explore the outer edge of tomorrow’s sound.
SOUND CHECK is that moment between practice and performance, designs and reality, where new musical tools make us hear our world differently.