The Hacking Orchestra is a project set up of a wired sound park of found objects. We enhanced experiences on improvisation with hardware and software. We designed different inputs and outputs, created circuits, translations, compositions, and notations. We discovered live dramaturgy and proved the affordance of space.

The Hacking Orchestra Poster
The Hacking Orchestra Beats Machine

The Unexplored Pitch in the Misapplication of Ordinary Things

What is the audiovisual character of a thing? How can we sensually invent, re-interpret, and transform it within the context of a band? In December 2016, students of KISD became The Hacking Orchestra and digged deeper into the principles of misuse of objects and explored the modes of instant playing. The Hacking Orchestra invited its students and the public to an audiovisual live set on December 9 2016 at KISD. And as it should be for a real band – there were blenders mixed, wardrobes kicked, razors effected, referee high seats sensorized, marbels synthesized, water amplified, and TVs destroyed.

Two weeks project at KISD in winter term 2016, supervised by Prof. Nina Juric and Prof. Andreas Muxel. Team members where Dino Jin Tanaka, Dieter Pilger, Jakob Plöns, Kyosuke Ishii, Martin Samuel Simpson, Stefanie Grawe and Manuel Alejandro Juarez Saucedo.

Watch our concert on thehackingorchestra.com

The Hacking Orchestra Live Performance
The Hacking Orchestra Set Up
The Hacking Orchestra Set Up
Making Of The Hacking Orchestra
Making Of The Hacking Orchestra