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Making New Music with Helen Leigh


"All instruments are inventions and all music is made up -- so make your own using microcontrollers," writes Helen Leigh in Volume 76 of Make Magazine, encouraging people to create and invent musical instruments, as she has. In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we learn about her upbringing in Wales, how she first learned about electronics at a makerspace in London, why she objects to call herself "self-taught" and her new lab in Portland Oregon. She came from a family that consumed lots of music and her early musical experiences were singing choral music in church in Wales. Her work today still bears the influences of sounds of the high church of her childhood. We talk about why harpsichords went of out fashion and how electronic music got started with pioneers such as Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire.We talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.https://makezine.com/2021/03/24/making-new-music-with-helen-leigh


25 Mar 2021

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The Crafty Kid's Guide with Helen Leigh

KidsLab - a podcast for parents and educators passionate about STEAM education

This interview is with Helen Leigh - she is a creative technologist, author and maker with a focus on playful use of new technologies. In this episode, we’re also looking at The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics - a book she has written which is filled which awesome projects for parents and their kids. But besides this, we’re discussing the recent Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, projects such as the mi:mu glove for kids and way more crafting and electronics projects. https://kidslab.dev/2020/02/03/the-crafty-kids-guide-with-helen-leigh/


3 Feb 2020

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Künstlerin und Erfinderin Helen Leigh - Lötkolben, Lippenstift und Papp-Einhörner zum Verlieben

Breitband - Medien und digitale Kultur - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Auf dem Chaos Computer Club-Kongress gab es viele schillernde Persönlichkeiten. Eine von ihnen ist die Hardware-Hackerin Helen Leigh. Die Waliserin, die in Berlin lebt, mischt mit ihrer Arbeit das traditionelle Verständnis von Technologie auf. Von Anna Loll www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de, Breitband Hören bis: 19.01.2038 04:14 Direkter Link zur Audiodatei


4 Jan 2020

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26. Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech

MTF Labs Podcast

Helen Leigh is the author of The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics. She brings together craft and technology and makes it accessible to anyone. She was one of the MTF Labs leaders at MTF Frankfurt, where she spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber about her work and projects The post 26. Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech appeared first on MTF Labs.


12 Apr 2019

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Session 15 - Helen Leigh, DIY Instruments and Designing Maker Education

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In this session I talk with Helen Leigh. Helen is an author, education writer, and maker with a focus on creative use of new technologies. She has written playful technology education materials for National Geographic and Intel Education, and has developed a Design, Coding, and Electronics Course for the Royal Court of Oman. Alongside her writing, Helen makes creative technology products with a focus on education, including her latest collaboration with Imogen Heap, MI.MU, and Pimoroni, a gesture-controlled musical instrument glove that you can sew, wire, code, and play. To see some of the things Helen has made and find out more about some of the projects she has worked on, visit her Twitter, @helenleigh.Helen lectures on electronics, physical computing, and music technology at Ravensbourne University and Tileyard Studios in London. She was previously director of the education platform Mission:Explore, with whom she published six acclaimed children’s books. Helen lives in Berlin but is often found in London. You can say hello, ask questions, or show off your DIY electronics on Twitter (@helenleigh), on YouTube (HelenLeigh), or on Instagram (@helenleigh_makes).

1hr 6mins

6 Dec 2018