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Mad Scientists of Music Part 5

Episode 5 – The Instrument of the Law This episode looks at how innovative new ways of making and distributing music are coming into conflict with our legal system. Some argue that copyright and patent laws, created to encourage innovation, are no longer ...

Mad Scientists of Music Part 4

Episode 4 – ‘Taking Toys Apart’ Teaser – Andrew Edgar takes us on a tour of the A4 Arts Collective. Part 1 – Ed Devane talks about the relationship between self taught musicians, hackers, artists and the “new music” (contemporary classical ...

Mad Scientists of Music Part 3

Episode 3 – ‘Taking Toys Apart’ Episode three takes a journey into the underground world of circuit bending. Circuit benders hack children’s toys and dissect cheap archaic electronics, to produce strange new instruments. Circuit bending lies at ...

Mad Scientists of Music Part 2

‘Growing Up Digital’ Episode two explores the videogame backgrounds of a variety of Irish experimental musicians – how video game culture and ready access to technology influenced their love of music and their aesthetic sensibilities. Chiptune music ...

Mad Scientists of Music Part 1

Mad Scientists of Music A new 6 part series, produced by Gareth Stack, about experimental music in Ireland, entitled ‘Mad Scientists of Music’. It covers everything from bedroom tinkering with Fruity Loops to technically and aesthetically sophisticated ...