We're having a musical tea party, with four awesome talks on music and tech.
Tobin May from the Museum of Science and Industry will be talking about the Hooked on Music project, and how they've used catchy pop songs to give an insight into music and memory.
Local electronic musician and studio recording engineer Caro C will be talking about how effects such as compression and EQ are used on vocals, whether this is a good thing, and how some female artists like Bjork and Kelly Clarkson are taking more control over the way their voices are recorded and mixed. Warning: you may not listen to (pop) music in the same way again!
Jasmine Cox and Charlotte Hoare will be demoing a music visualisation app aimed to get teenagers interested in digital media. They will talk about how they came up with the inital idea and how it ended up on the BBC website. They will also explain some of the web technology behind it.
Rachael Moat was named Tech4Good's IT Volunteer of the Year for developing low-cost customised music technology. She'll be showing us how to make music with spaghetti hoops and custard.
As with all our Tea Parties, you are all very welcome to bring cake. If you can make it music-themed, that would be brilliant.
We have started Spotify playlist of some our favourite female electronic musicians to play during the tea and cake break - please add to it with your own favourites.
After this, we'll be continuing the merriment with our annual Christmas Party, which you're welcome to join us for. To give us an idea of numbers, if you're staying please book a (free) ticket for the party, Manchester Girl Geeks + Science Grrl Xmas Party, which is also where you'll find more information about the party.
Children under 16 are very welcome to come to the Tea Party and the Christmas Party, if accompanied by an adult. The content of the talks will vary, but children under 12 may find some content difficult to follow. The talks will be around 20 minutes each, and there will be a break halfway through the Tea Party for refreshments.
Both the Tea Party and the Christmas Party will be on the ground floor of Madlab, which is wheelchair accessible. if you have any other access needs, please get in touch.
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Manchester Girl Geeks
Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.