A festival of Knobs, Buttons and Discussions, laid out over 4 warehouse rooms and an outdoor stage in the heart of Bristol UK.
Machina Bristronica is back for 2024, and now over two days! Better, stronger, faster. We have the technology.
Join us on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of October for two days of synthesizer stalls, panel talks, live hardware performances, DIY modular workshops, music production and performance training, DJ sets and the Escher Music Connection showcase.
Tickets for both, or either, days are available from Resident Advisor HERE
Roll up, roll up! All ye wielders of the solder wand, bedroom builders and hardware hackers – we’ve got you covered at Machina Bristronica this year! Join us in the DIY AREA where you can build top notch hardware with assistance from the designers themselves. With everything from desktop noise machines to eurorack modules and tape loop workshops.
Full info on DIY Brands to come.
PLEASE NOTE FESTIVAL TICKET(S) ARE STILL NEEDED FOR EVENT ACCESS. DIY TICKETS ARE A SEPARATE PURCHASE.
This year’s afterparty will be on Saturday 12th from 22:30 – late. Kicking off just after the main day time event finishes, ready to unwind and let loose after a day of synth tweaking and learning. Line-up and ticket release to come!
We highly recommend purchasing your tickets before the event as we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available on the day.
Our Journey So Far // 2019 – 2023
LIVE STAGE – 2023
KAI CAMPOS (MOUNT KIMBIE)
DISCUSSION STAGE – 2023
MYLAR MELODIES X VLAD KREIMER (SOMA LABORATORY)
Emotional Synthesis: The Art of Romantic Engineering
Mylar Melodies sits down with the enigmatic Vlad Kreimer of Soma Laboratory, the mind behind unique and esoteric hardware designs such as the Lyra 8, Pulsar 23, Cosmos, Enner and more. They’ll be taking a step back from the technical talk of op-amps and vactrols and examine the art and philosophy of synth engineering. An in depth discussion on the relationships between technology, society and the psyche; the process of design and how the culmination of many unconscious qualities can help us to channel new inspirations through chip and circuit.
PAST & PRESENT OF THE “UK SOUND” with No Nation, Medis, Borai & Jabru hosted by Joe Muggs.
With special guest panelists and keepers of the breaks and bass:
Borai (Club Glow, Higher Level Recordings, Hardcore Energy)
Medis (Almost Nice, Saffron, 1985)
No Nation (Banoffee Pies, Big BPM Crew, Diffrent Music)
Jabru (!K7, Ninja Tune, Purple City, Losing Suki)
The UK has always done things differently. The many people from across the globe who’ve made these isles their home have nurtured a distinct sonic identity and kept people dancing across decades. But exactly how did we get here? Where are things headed? A panel of producers spanning the breadth of UK bass music come together to discuss the UK Sound; what it means to them, and where to take it next.
Hosted by author and music journalist Joe Muggs (Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture, FACT, The Wire, Mixmag)