taking back tech - the human touch

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Can you put your hands together in time to a beat?

 

If you can clap it, you can tap it!' is such a simple, yet powerful concept that people of all ages can easily follow along.

Transform a clapping-pattern into finger-taps onto the pads of a drum machine and we have a structure for making music instantly; one that sounds rich and human-driven...completely unlike a computer-generated beat.

 

It’s as simple as:

  1. Audience member(s) clap a simple, repeating rhythm
  2. They tap that rhythm on the drum pads (creating a human-powered, drum-machine)
  3. With the beat going, add another audience member on the pads (playing a different sound eg. horn blasts/guitars/pianos, etc)

 

And voilà, a band is born!

In this way, the show spontaneously creates groups of people on stage...making music!

Taking Back Tech celebrates and empowers people to play and share music like we used to. By combining traditional music methods with a dazzling array of real and digital instruments you will be amazed to discover how truly effortless expressing your creativity through music can be.

Instruments do not play music...people do. The power to make music is at your fingertips and it is truly child’s play.

“THE KIDS HAVE BEEN TAPPING, CLAPPING AND SINGING FOR DAYS!” - Greenbrook PS, VIC