Computer as Composer 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on 29/04/2015

HCMF in partnership with ICA and Huddersfield Art Gallery


Sound artist Duncan Chapman will lead a compositional workshop responding to themes and ideas drawn from the Cybernetic Serendipity Music compilation, originally released in 1968, to coincide with the exhibition, Cybernetic Serendipity: A Documentation.

Both unique and extraordinarily influential, Cybernetic Serendipity Music captured a nascent scene on the cusp of a synth-led electronic revolution and was the only compilation of its kind to bring together the musicians, composers and inventors pushing the boundaries of early computer music on one record, a good six years before Kraftwerk’s Autobahn changed modern music for ever.

The workshop will include a trip to the exhibition and will explore creative music-making techniques using free software. No musical or programming expertise is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets but equipment will be available to use if required.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Places on the workshop are FREE but limited, so please book in advance.

For further information and to book your place, please contact Sarah McWatt at or on 01484 471116.

Read more about the exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity: A Documentation here.

Exhibition runs 7 February – 30 May at Huddersfield Art Gallery.