Owl Project - Build Your Own M-Log Workshop

25 Sep 2009 – 26 Sep 2009


England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 26 & 48 from Liverpool Street, 106 & 254 from Bethnal Green, 55 from Old Street
  • Tube: Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street
  • Hackney Central Overland or London Fields Station

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M-Log - Owl Project plus special guest Leafcutter John


A two day workshop to build your own music controller out of a log. You design the functions, buttons, knobs and little unique designs that will personalise the way your log looks and the Owl Project will help you to build the electronics to complete your controller. The weekend includes all the materials needed to build & customise an m-Log to your own spec, a workshop in how to make the log work with software programmes and a special performance by Leafcutter John with his very own mLog.

m-Log is a hand-held wooden controller interface. The m-Log fits in the palm of the hand and is made using a semicircular cross section of a branch (Just like the iLog). Inside the m-Log is the muio interface (

Available with a rage of built in sensor inputs (light sensors, accelerometers etc) it has plug in and play compatibility with a wide variety of applications, notably MAX MSP/jitter, SuperCollider and Open Frameworks.

Get your saw* and soldering iron ready and join a community of owners and start developing and sharing your own patches to use on one of the worlds rarest digital interfaces.

During a two day session participants will be taken through constructing an mLog circuit, drilling the holes for the switches, building software audio instruments in SuperCollider and MAX MSP and finally a little sanding and oiling.

Using minimal amounts of electronics combined with the simple and flexible material of wood we aim to return a sense of the of craft and individuality to the production of modern hand held technology. We look forward to making and developing m-Logs with you.

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