Electronic musician and ‘found sound’ pioneer Matthew Herbert will headline a series of sessions at the upcoming Music Hack Day Scotland, which is set to take place on 24th-25th August, as part of the Turing Festival.
The free hack day, which is being staged at Summerhall in partnership with TechCube, and sponsored by digital music giant Spotify and gig search engine Songkick, challenges coders and creatives to work together to produce experimental music-related web apps or projects.
Hackers will work from 6pm on 24th and will show the fruits of their labours at 6pm the following day.
The Scottish Music Industry Association, who are organising the event, hope the event will inspire Scottish innovators to “build the future of music.”
Herbert has performed under a range of names since the mid-1990s, including Wishmountain, Doctor Rockit, Transformer and Radio Boy. He is regarded as a pioneering figure in the use of found sound and field recordings in electronic music.
Herbert joins sound artist Yann Seznec as headline speakers at the pre-hack launch party. The two experimentalists will discuss their recent projects and the future of music technology.