PATCHATHON: PATCH & PLAY

Create your own interactive sonic world, in an online, week-long playground! Two Patchathons have already expanded our minds (summer 2020, summer 2021) - with more to come. Watch this space.


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WHAT’S PATCHATHON?

Patchathon is a unique, hands-on format for exploring Patch, collaborating, and learning, which we’re touring with event partners. Invited artists get a singular experience in the metaverse.

Make your own musical world in VR, then perform with it live online for an audience. Learn direct from the developers who built the Patch platform, hone your skills, and create amazing new work.

WHAT'S PATCH?

Patch is a complete, immersive environment to create interactive music worlds and instruments in VR. As game engines disrupt the whole entertainment landscape, the PatchXR team is building a tool to enable DIY creators to express themselves in this new era. Get your hands on it and let’s start building the future of media together: blending sound, visuals, and full-body gestures in mixed realities.

WHO CAN JOIN A PATCHATHON?

We’re open to working with event partners across the arts, creative media, gaming, and expression to make Patchathon work for different audiences. Poets and singers, instrumentalists and coders, 3D artists and hackers - we’ve already had our minds expanded by the full spectrum of artists working in our space.

It could be you or your audience:

Visual/media artists

  • Musicians and vocalists
  • Sound designers, Composers and Music producers
  • Movement researchers
  • Game developers
    … and anyone passionate about pushing the boundaries of sound, and multi-sensory integrated performances.

Thanks to our pioneering partner, A MAZE. Berlin international games and playful media festival.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

You’ll get access to the full, free license for the beta Patch tools to use on your machine. Learn via intensive remote workshops with the PatchXR team. Mingle and team up with like-minded artists, hackers, and creatives. Get individual support to let you create something truly awesome. And finish with a completed musical VR performance to share with the public!

WHEN IS PATCHATHON?

We’re continuously exploring new contexts for Patchathon. Check out past events and upcoming events as they’re announced.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Wondering what Patch and the Patchathon are about, and whether you should apply - or partner with us on an event? Or want to chat and meet the team?

Check the Patch FAQ and join our Discord to chat with the community and ask us anything.

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PATCH & PLAY


Patchathon event calendar

A MAZE. / Total Digital 2021 / Patchathon #2

16 - 24 July 2021, Online

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A MAZE. / Total Digital 2020 / Patchathon #1

17 - 23 July 2020, Online

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