Last year at Brighton Mini Maker Faire there were a fair few musical makes dotted around the place, from the Blipbox to a subsonic submarine to a stringless ukelele. This year we wanted to do a bit more with the audio potential of some of our makers, and will be utilising them for the after party as well as the main event.

One of these musical makers is Ben Newland, whose Nomadic Sound System can best be described as an electronic marching band made from portable speakers. It creates new ways for people to interact with sound, and looks pretty cool, too!

Here’s Ben talking about his project:

Be Part of the Nomadic Sound System at Brighton Mini Maker Faire

We need to find nine participants to wield the portable speakers at the Maker Faire after party. It’s really easy and doesn’t require any musical or performing ability whatsoever, but would probably suit people who enjoy taking part in slightly mad events (!) and are comfortable interacting with members of the public.

Participants will need to be available for a rehearsal for 1-2 hours on the Friday evening before the Maker Faire (Friday 7th September), and then for the performance itself from 7pm to 8:45pm on Saturday 8th September (this includes 1 hour for set-up and 45 minutes of actual performing). For the first 30 minutes of the performance they will be walking around the New Road / Pavilion Gardens areas helping to draw in the crowd for the party, then there will be a 15 minute performance in the Dome itself. Afterwards you’d get to enjoy the rest of the after party for free!

If you fancy yourself as a member of a cutting edge technological marching band, then get in touch with our party organiser Emma: emma [at] ejosullivan [dot] com or tweet us @MakerFaireBTN.