#HackousticFest

Tim Yates and I are running a festival in July centered around London’s current, brilliant, music  hacking/DIY/Experimental community! Details and Tickets can be found here

MTFBerlin

It’s been a few weeks since Music Tech Fest in Berlin happened so it’s about time I write about what I got up to. As is to be expected with MTF, it was all mind blowingly incredible, innovative and fun. Hakan Libdo bought quite a few of his installations with him which were all fantastic!…

Springything Video

I will soon be writing up a tutorial on The Springything instrument for the great website muzhack.com For now though, here is a video I put together a while ago and then promptly forgot about.

Music Tech Fest Berlin

I am beyond excited and honoured to have been asked back to MTF to talk about my work. The lineup for Berlin looks insane and I strongly advise anybody within affordable ranges to go there. I will be presenting some of this work plus one of my new ventures into instruments which is in the…

Welcome!

Welcome to the new and improved Vulpestruments.com! I’ve had to re-think my online presence due to how varied the work I do now has become. I no longer just build fun things and write about them. I have been working on installations, workshops, talks and demonstrations, performances, concerts, radio and a whole host more. So…

The Multi-Dronemachine

I made this one quite a while ago, but hadn’t got around to getting any decent photos of it yet. These are probably decent enough… It uses bike brake cables as strings, has dual piezo and inductive pickups. It also has some springs and strimmer wire strings added to the block with the piezo in…

London Arduino Day!

This Saturday I will be showcasing at London Arduino day with a bunch of other excellent peoples at my second home Machinesroom in Bethnal Green. Exhibitors > Curio: capacitative touch matrix instrument by Tim Yates > Voice-controlled bubble-farting unicorn by CyberCitizens > DIY instruments by Vulpestruments > Arduino Flight Controllers (tricopter & quadcopter) by Martin…

Concert at the Royal College of Music

I am MASSIVELY excited to announce that I have been working with some great composers from the Royal College of Music to put together a concert using mostly my instruments! Composers Christopher Schlechte-Bond and Nicholas Morrish Rarity present an extraordinary concert of works for an ensemble of newly invented string instruments created by sound artist Tom Fox, all of which…

The Hummingbird MKII, Manual Mode

The Hummingbird is usually controlled by Twitter, I fancied playing it myself so rigged up a simple switch mode using connector block and bike brake cable that runs to the other pin of each relay unit. The noises are a result of electromagnetic interference from the motors creating a current in the pickup in the…

Talk and mini-workshop

My next talk and workshop event will with the wonderful folks of Music Hackspace in my spiritual home of Limewharf in east London. I’ll be giving a talk all about the theory and practise of DIY instrument building and where to source everything you’d need for cheap and interesting instrument building. Afterwards there will be…