In 2009 Eric ArcherDan Green, and John-Mike Reed (aka Dr. Bleep) started Handmade Music Austin with help from Church of the Friendly Ghost. The concept was based on Peter Kirn’s Handmade Music series happening in NYC in 2007.
Our workshops were held monthly for over a year mostly at Salvage Vanguard Theater. Over this time we challenged ourselves to quickly create devices that were simple, small, and fun and we came up with some pretty great gizmos.

Eric Archer (Rarewaves) – Tune in Tokyo, 1976 phototheremin, and Mini Space Rockers
Dan Green (4ms) – Autonomous Bassline Generator and SimSam
John-Mike Reed (Bleep Labs) – Nebulophone and Pico Paso
Mickey Delp (Delptronics) – Passive ring mod
Nathan Wooster – Space Baby Delay
Lars Larsen’s (LZX) – Bitvision

John-Mike is still holding workshops and classes in Austin. More info here.