I am giving a workshop in electronics in conjunction with the Music Hackspace at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.   Taking place on the 21 & 22 May, this workshop is part of the Pink Floyd exhibition.  Aimed at 16 – 19 year olds, participants will learn some basic electronics and then build their own Lerango Drone machine.  It’s only £18 for two days and will be fun and informative.  Book Now!

Learn how to build your own electronicsynthesizer with London’s Music Hackspace and Tara Pattenden and visit The Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal Remains show to see how the synth changed music. The workshop will get you hands on with electronics, teaching you the basics of building a music machine and also experiment to create a sound your unique sound.

Over two days you will learn about electronics while building your very own Lerango Drone machine. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone interested in electronics.

The Lerango Drone is an electronic instrument that produces drones and atonal rhythms. It features three oscillators each with their own pitch and volume control.

• 3 Oscillators.
• Pitch control for each oscillator.
• Volume control for each oscillator.
• 6.5″ jack output.

Building it yourself will give you the opportunity to tune and experiment with the sound making your own unique instrument. You will learn to solder, read schematics and gain an understanding of basic electronics.

The V&A Samsung Digital Classroom is a series of workshops for 16 – 19 year olds which give practical skills and career insight in emerging areas of digital art and design. All workshops are led by expert artists and designers and give you a unique opportunity to find out more about working in the creative sectors.

TARA PATTENDEN is an artist and instrument maker and educator who has been working in sound and electronic media for the past 20 years. She performs with Goodiepal and Pals, the fckn bstrds and solo as Phantom Chips.
With her Phantom Chips project she makes her own wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound, and in this workshop she will be presenting her lerango drone machine.


MUSIC HACKSPACE is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. We incorporate diverse methodologies and aim to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio than has not been possible before. It’s with these technologies that we base our programme of workshops, artist talks and meetups, and hope to encourage people of all backgrounds and skill levels to create and engage with music in previously unrealised ways.


Sound of the Underground (SOTU) Festival

Sotu Festival is coming up over the easter weekend in Amsterdam – from the 12th – 16th of April

I’ll be peforming a solo set as Phantom Chips on Friday night as well as playing as part of the FCKN BSTRDS on Thursday night.  There’s loads of amazing performers so if you are in the Netherlands don’t miss this!

hello 2017

Hello 2017

Got several things planned for this year.   Some new synths will be on sale in February.  In March I will be touring the UK with AJA…. and much more.  I’m more active on twitter and facebook so you can follow me there to keep up to date



Did lots at supernormal this year…

Played live video with Gnar Hest as part of unconscious archives

Did a noise workshop with the Fkn Bstrds

and did a last minute noise collab with Kutwyv in the Playpen


Rammelclub review, Nottingham

Great review of the Rammelclub night at Reaktorhalls in Nottingham by Marlo Eggplant and Benjamin Hallat.

Goofballs. I am trapped in an arcade. Squished sounds. Crunchiest sounds of the night. Throws meatballs at the pasta crunk collective. Beta bites of crunch. Decimated manual noise. Serious overdrive.

Read more!


Phantom Chips + MXLX Easter tour

I’m heading off for some touring with MXLX!!!
26 March, Fylkingen, Stockholm
27 March, Drone Bar, Copenhagen
28 March, Koloni, Gothenburg
2 April, Stubnitz, Hamburg
4 April, Die Friese, Bremen
6 April, Vera, Groningen
9 April, OCCII, Amsterdam