In the New York area (or within Amtrak distance)? Mark your calendars for August 23. We’re teaming up again with Make Magazine and homemade marketplace/community Etsy to host the second evening of handmade musical creations at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. This means software and hardware, sensors and controllers and game systems, custom Max, Pd, and Reaktor patches and DIY noisemaking toys — whatever you’re passionate about making.

That means I’d also like to invite you to share your work. Got a project — even an unfinished one — you’d like to come play with and share? Let us know here. If you’re not sure what makes sense to bring or how to set it up, drop me a line and I may be able to help.

If you just want to come and snack and drink and mingle, that’s great, too. We had a big, fun, mixed crowd last time and I expect we will again! Part of the reason we keep it informal is so people can meet, greet, and learn.

Be sure to RSVP to Etsy Labs: Just email, and include a quick note on any project you’re bringing. And so the CDMers know you’re coming, say hi here, too.

CDM events around the world are still something we’re thinking about. If you’re interested in making this happen, let me know. New Yorkers can’t have all the fun.

Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Etsy Labs in downtown Brooklyn (325 Gold Street, 6th floor: directions)

Handmade Music Night Thursday August 23 [Etsy Labs blog]

Previous Event, in Pictures and Videos:

Etsy Video: Handmade Music Geekfest, MIDI Slime, Shock Gloves, GP Tracker
Oddities and Contraptions, as Handmade Music Invades Brooklyn @ Etsy Labs

  • This sounds great! What time?

  • Sorry; we left that out. 8pm.

  • I'll be there! Missed the last one and sorely regretted it.

    – Nasir

  • I just dropped a line to the rsvp email too. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna come, maybe if I have anything remotely interesting ready by then I'll bring it. As it stands all I've got is a bunch of half-baked SuperCollider hacks for now. In any case sounds like fun!

  • Could there be a more awesome kind on night?

    "Handmade Music Night"!

    I would love to come and maybe jam. (One contraption playing along with a foobar and maybe a bazquirk added for good measure).


    Hope to be there, if not have an awesome time!

    Tony Amendolare

  • I'll definitely do my best to be there. Not bringing a project along to show, just want to observe, mix and mingle…