DIY: Building our own musical instruments / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

DIY: Building our own musical instruments

Through "Interfaces", the international interdisciplinary new music programme


OCT – DEC 2018
For primary-school students (4th, 5th & 6th grade)
What is a DIY electronic musical instrument? Artists-coaches/instructors jam with us making music out of up-to-date technology.
Free admission
Using anything that can generate music, the whole class becomes a band in creative heat. Have you ever built a musical instrument? Do you know you can create music with nothing but basic/simple gadgets?

Our band will hack different objects and devices, while digital technology joins the game. We will explore the way every sound is produced, create our own magical soundscapes and see everyday objects with new eyes and compose original cords.

After we design and make these new musical instruments, along with the Onassis Stegi specialists and the British De Montfort University experts, we will start rehearsing for the concert to be presented in front of our friends, parents and teachers.

Workshop for teachers
A workshop aimed at primary educators will take place at Onassis Stegi as part of the programme “DIY: Making our own musical instruments” (October 2018).


Aris Droukopoulos: Sound technician & manufacturer of sound equipment/loudspeakers
Yannis Kotsonis: Musician
John Richards: Musician, composer

This workshop is part of the Interfaces programme, cofunded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU.

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Addressed to:
Primary-school students (4th, 5th & 6th grade)

October – December 2018

All sessions to be held during weekdays 9:30-13:30
Average session time: 3 hours

Free admission

Application and selection:
Apply at no later than 5 October 2018. Replies to be sent out by 19 October 2018


17 - 18 Oct 2018

Participation cost: 20 €


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