Handmade Music Minneapolis 7 in limbo

May 7th, 2011 by paulsobczak

There are plans for a Handmade Music Minneapolis #7 but as there is uncertainty as to the immediate future of the space where TC Maker is currently located we have stopped short of posting details as we might have to postpone it.

The short of it is that we sub-lease and we were informed that our super-leasers are leaving putting us in quite the precarious situation; we can keep the place but we will need to assume the full rent.

We need new members to join, our rent will go up 1000 or so more dollars.

As many of you that have been coming to Handmade Music events have shown some interest in the tcmaker/Hack Factory, I would encourage you to either become a member or give a small donation.

We have a really neat matching program going on right now, if we meet 1000 dollars in donations one of our members will match it.

If you are able to give your donation can be considered for a tax deduction.

A full explination of the issue and the status of the things can be found at the main tcmaker site.

As always if you have any suggestions, or ideas email, call, us or post stuff here on the blog.

This has happened to us before and we were able to rise to the occasion, hopefully with your help we can do it again.

If you are on the tipping point of weather to join or not I would recommend watching this TED talk

Pictures from HMMM6

May 1st, 2011 by paulsobczak

Some pictures from Handmade Music Minneapolis #6

Strange Attractor Festival #23

April 12th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Jen from Handmade Music let us know about Strange Attractor 23 where she will be performing.
More info
Facebook page

Edited: Changed from 22 to 23 to reflect reality.

Hmmm 6

April 10th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Saturday, April 30 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Hack Factory

3119 east 26th street
Minneapolis, MN

John Keston

Kris Peck
Xenharmonic Instruments

Adam Loper
DIY MIDI controller MCTC student sound synthesis

Facebook Event Page


This Handmade Music Minneapolis 6 is free, byob if you would like to, bring your own inventions if you would like to show them off.

Handmade Music Minneapolis #5

March 15th, 2011 by paulsobczak


Sunday, March 27 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm @ The Hack Factory

Handmade Music is an open event series for people who make stuff that makes music, from instruments to electronics to software. Events include workshops, get-togethers, and live music, all are welcome.

Handmade Music: Minneapolis Blog | Facebook Event

Presenting at Hmmm5:

hmmm 5 canceled

February 20th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Canceled due to the snow storm. Josh is planing on still going to the hack factory to let the people know who didn’t get the message. Please let your friends who were planing on going know it is canceled.


February 8th, 2011 by flite

HMMM 5 is happening February 20th. The line-up consists of a few people who had to reschedule from HMMM 4

Matte Resist http://www.resistinstrumentworks.com/

Ryan Olcott with Food Team http://www.myspace.com/foodteammusic

HMMM 4 Round UP

January 31st, 2011 by paulsobczak

Handmade Music 4 was a success about 30 0r so people made their way to the event, that was pretty neat and a good time. Some new faces and some old. We had a Ustream going for a bit as it was announced on Tcmaker’s twitter feed.

A short review:

Emily gave her contact mics talk and got a lot of awesome feedback from the audience. There was some confusion as to the meaning of Piezo Wikipedia says “Piezo”, derived from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press.

Andres brought his hand made recording/pitch shifting/ribbon controller/vactrol/baby head guitar thing and explained how it worked..

Hot Tony exhibited an awesome PD patch that he whipped up that turned a pendulum into a drum machine. He also went over the basics of his setup and how he put some of his synths together.

Ogre Smash Death Boom played a few songs and used the mop plus duct tape for a mic stand.

It was a great night, thanks to everybody who came out and perforated.

Handmade Music: Minneapolis is scheduled for some time in February, watch this space and or the Tcmaker blog for dates.

Below are a few pictures I took at the event.

HMMM4 Minneapolis Update

January 18th, 2011 by flite

A few updates to the upcoming Handmade Music 4.

Emily Iwuc is going to give a workshop on making contact Mics and she is working on screenprinting some awesome HMMM shirts (although I don’t know if they will be done in time.)

Will Dixon is going to give a workshop on guitar set up and play with his band Sorry OK.

Andres Varela is gonna show of his Handmade ribbon controller.

Matte Resist will be showing off his instruments from Resist Instrument Works .

Sorry OK are bringing along their friends from Bouncer Fighter .

Ryan from Food Team will be there but is postponing his performance/workshop for next month.

So again, please come, enjoy, and bring your own instruments if you have them or want to, but don’t feel obligated.

Hmmm4 January 30

January 17th, 2011 by paulsobczak

On January 30 at 8 pm, the HackFactory be hosting a Hand Made Music night.

Special Guests include

Matte Resist from Resist Instrument Works showing some cigar Box Guitars and other cool stuff.

Ryan Olcott From Food Team. Ryan will have some crazy electronic instruments and a great performance.

So stop by and meet some old friends, make some new ones and make some stuff that makes music. Hope to see you there.

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