• 57mm Wavetable Protest Synth 

      Calling all activists, sound artists, and pseudo philosophers. Dirty Electronics and Max Wainwright will set up an in house press with live publishing straight to 57mm width paper roll. Contribute to the ‘scroll’ through ...
    • Beta-mash 

      Richards, John (Other)
      Take part in a Dirty Electronics event exploring video and sound: a two-day workshop building an analogue hand-held video mixer and devising a performance-installation. A be-spoke Dirty Electronics artwork printed circuit ...
    • Computer as Text as Computer 

      Richards, John (Other)
      Computer as Text as Computer is a critique of the material things that surround us. Text and object are explored holistically. Write a statement, poem or polemic that scrolls across a liquid crystal display that is embedded ...
    • Dark Electronics (Sapporo International Arts Festival) 

      Darkness – a room without a window Make a sound circuit Blow into a whistle to generate electric current, light and sound A collective performance Take part in an all-day event making a Dirty Electronics’ sound and ...
    • Dirty Electronics Colossus - BEAST: Pantry Sessions Hand-made Music 

      Richards, John (Musical Score / Other)
      Take part in a large-group performance that questions our relationship with coding and sound generation. Ideas such as tangible and collective coding will be explored along with DIY electronics. A hybrid digital/analogue ...
    • Dirty Electronics Mute Synth 4.0 Synth 

      Richards, John (Recording, musical)
      The Dirty Electronics MUTE 4.0 SYNTH is a synth with inputs, a digital wavetable synthesiser, an analogue noise circuit, and programmable sequencer. These features can all be combined in an environment to experiment with ...
    • Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II 

      Richards, John (Other)
      The Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII) is a hand-held synth and sequencer. At the core of the instrument is a versatile mini patchbay that provides expansion and modification permutations and a grid-like visual ...
    • Dirty Electronics Soho Radio Residency 

      Richards, John (Other)
      Dirty Electronics Soho Radio Residency 19 – 23 March celebrating Music for DIY Electronics. With special guests, workshops, micro forum & performances, broadcast, and exhibition featuring artwork PCBs and graphic scores: ...
    • Dirty Electronics: Capacity 

      Richards, John (Musical Score / Other)
      A two-day exploration into the world of electronic circuits, sound-making and choreography. Capacity looks at the very essence of electronic circuits: the humble capacitor and the flow of electric current. The capacitor ...
    • Dirty Electronics: Dommune Live Broadcast (Tokyo, Japan) 

      Richards, John (Recording, musical / Other)
      Live broadcast and video stream of Dirty Electronics performance of new work with Kanta Horio, Dark Electronics, for Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) 2017.
    • Dirty Electronics: Scream 

      Richards, John (Other)
      How can something as primordial as the voice find its way into code to become data?’. ‘Can such data carry meaning?’, or, ‘Can the voice ‘become’ sound object? insomnia scream is a machine that takes vocal utterances and ...
    • DIY and Maker Communities in Electronic Music 

      Richards, John (Book chapter)
      Since the late 1990s, there has been huge growth in new do-it-yourself (DIY) and maker communities, reflecting the democratisation of technology. Such practitioners have tended to reject pervasive and ubiquitous technologies ...
    • Hidden Sine 

      Richards, John (Musical Score / Recording, musical)
      Hidden Sine explores self-made instruments and large group performance, and ‘sound curious’ that are concerned with the way of the hand, touch and affordance (action possibilities). Hidden Sine draws loosely on object ...
    • Horn & Bells 

      Richards, John (Musical Score / Other)
      Taking inspiration from Capsule’s artwork for the Supersonic 2015 edition. Build a three-dimensional sound-object with printed circuit board artwork, and DIY piezo flared horn that omits bursts of noise and generative ...
    • Loop & Line 

      In a response to the theme of CoLab 2017, Different and the Same, Dirty Electronics present Loop & Line. The piece explores the idea of the singular phrase, line - born out of human gesture - versus automated repetitive ...
    • Making for Radio 

      Richards, John (Other)
      A small ensemble is formed to realise the work (DMU/HAMU) The making of the device/devices becomes part of the work and is documented for radio Making becomes a processual part of performance or broadcast Listeners ...
    • Motor Music 

      Richards, John (Other)
      Motor Music II (2014) for small group and motors What happens when an AC or DC motor is plugged raw into a mixing desk or connected directly to a speaker? Motor Music II explores ‘low level’ instrument design and a ...
    • The Music of Things 

      Richards, John (Article)
      The talk will focus on making music through the fundamental exploration of electronic components, solder, wires and electricity itself. This serves as an extension to David Tudor’s idea of composing inside electronics. ...
    • Nonclassical 001-020: a selection by Nick Luscombe 

      Richards, John (Other)
      ‘Nonclassical 001-020’ is compiled by radio DJ and presenter Nick Luscombe (BBC Late Junction). Celebrating Nonclassical’s 20 album releases since it was founded in 2004, ‘Nonclassical 001-020’ features a selection of the ...
    • Nonclassical live, featuring Dirty Electronics Powder Puff and I Love You [CD] 

      Richards, John (Recording, musical)
      Powder Puff (2010) for large ensemble, and pop guns filled with flour; and, I Love You (2007) for any number of Sudophones. I Love You plays on the vocal quality of the Sudophone, the sound of words and their meaning, and ...