Music Play – Household Techno Workshop

Ryan Powderly

Suitable for 8-12 year olds


Learn how to compose high energy beats using everyday household objects.

Ryan Powderly is a Naarm-based club DJ and producer, responsible for some inspired and absurd Household Techno videos during the COVID lockdowns. These videos led to live-streaming his Household Techno sessions to thousands of Twitch viewers, creating household bangers for milk and sneaker commercials and running weekly music workshops for young people at Melbourne learning spaces The Channel (Arts Centre Melbourne) and The Push.

About the workshop

In this interactive workshop as part of Music Play Kids and Families Festival 2023, each participant will learn how to compose high energy beats using everyday household objects, contributing their own performances to build a dynamic techno track collaboratively.

As an introduction to music production, the workshop will explore the key elements of rhythm and the musical potential of every day household items, using Ableton Live music software.

Free Foyer Fun at Music Play!

Be captivated by the magical world of musical flora at The Plants, pop on some headphones and dance along as DJ Guru Dudu leads a roaming Silent Disco through the foyer, and channel your inner maestro as you conduct a chamber ensemble of four musicians. You can also get your face painted with your favourite design and have your photo taken at our Music Play photo booth! Hosted by the brilliant Madame Lark and Bevil Long.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre.

COVID Safety

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Ryan Powderly electronics


This production is part of the following series: