Saturday 23rd February 2013, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ 11am - 6pm FREE

Full Schedule here

SoundNetwork are pleased to present Simon Jones' work Bouncy Castle Development Platform and Crazy Golf Hack 3 at FACT Liverpool for their Hackybirthday event this Saturday 23rd February celebrating 10 years of technology based creativity in Liverpool!

It marks the end of the first stage of "FairgroundFrameworks" SoundNetwork's programme of work inspired by the physical fun of the fairground and the programming environment OpenFrameworks supported by Arts Council England.

We've worked with artist Simon Jones to fill a bouncy castle with low frequency feedback that responds to the castle's membrane movement and are using an xbox kinect to generate visualisations using an OpenFrameworks patches by artist Richard England of Amorphous Orchestra curated by artist Dave Lynch.

Over the past year we've also worked with Liverpool Art Prize nominee Kevin Hunt, MadLabUK and Ross Dalziel to build a crazy golf course for Liverpool Biennial and for Hacky Birthday we will be showing 2 new golf holes for FACT inspired by Mario64golf and Lego technic.

Finally the afternoon features the reprise of the DS Orchestra's legendary live chiptune performance using Pixelh8 's Master Stroke DS 8bit synthesis engine.

Do come along and celebrate this programme and 10 years of tech collaboration with FACT!


Fairground Frameworks will continue with further developments in crazy golf and bouncy castle tracking, supporting more artists taking on more ideas and making more noise and unique playful experiences across the North.

Earlier this year we supported artist and composer Zachary De Santos's development of the Augmented Kite Ballet system at OpenLabs OggCamp13 and hope to have more news on this project in the summer.

The Augmented Kite Ballet system or OSCKites allows professional and amateur kite flyers to generate sound events through Open Sound Control (OSC) and lightweight arduino prototyped sensors and RFBee communication. Zach's project is a unique one and we hope to work more with him and the local Kite flying scene in Merseyside, so watch this space!