Stage shows & school assembly:
– Bass in your Face
– Scavengers guide to surviving extinction
Street shows- participatory for public spaces, events, passers-by, smaller audiences (up to 50):
– Nose Test
– Bass Buzz
– non-Newtonian Fluids & Cymatics
– Fun with contact microphones and junk
The Acousatron is our ongoing main feature installation; designed for busy events where lots of people want to try something out for themselves: it’s chaotic, loud and fun.
The UK Acousatron has been rebuilt 3 times, while version 5 lives and grows in Moscow.
We also build bespoke installations that use electrical control of small fans to strike amplified acoustic objects. This installation is flexible to a wide range of situations.
Scavengers workshops involve Making and Tinkering with upcycled electronic components. There are currently three linked workshops: Scavengers Tinkering workshop, Cyber Scavengers and Sonic Scavengers. Not sure which one to choose? Go for Tinkering; it’s an all-rounder taster, whereas the other specialise in one particular aspect.
Find out more about workshops.
Scavengers drop-in, Audio Assault Buggy, Bass Station and Unmaking. Short, participatory fun science-based activities suitable for events or public spaces where people can come and go and try things out with facilitation.
The Scavenging skills behind all of what we do: upcycling, re-purposing electronic and other waste materials. Dismantling old computers and building our own evil inventions form their innards. Scavengers use what is avaialable to them and we live in an era of incredible waste and disposability, so lets get what we can from it and learn to use what’s left over to survive and thrive.
Fun, quirky, creative and destructive team activities perfect for an away day or conference warm-up. Building mini robotic noise machines from computer junk, experimenting with contact microphones, making and performing a soundscape, dismantling computers to find out about how the hardware works and what else you can do with it.
We specialise in activities and projects that bring people in; to a museum, to participating in STEM events, to experimenting and creating their own soundscapes. We have worked closely with the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford for several years, visiting schools in the wider community to successfully encourage hard-to-reach families to attend the museum.
Please contact Steve to discuss how we can work with your organisation to promote engagement and wider participation.