MIDI Scrapyard Challenge Workshops

Moriwaki, Katherine and Brucken-Cohen, Jonah

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper the , , authors present the MIDI Scrapyard Challenge (MSC) workshop, a one-day hands-on experience which asks participants to create musical controllers out of cast-off electronics, found materials and junk. The workshop experience, principles, and considerations are detailed, along with sample projects which have been created in various MSC workshops. Observations and implications as well as future developments for the workshop are discussed.