Atari Punk Girls

Female-led DIY, lof-fi synth-building sessions. Learn the basics, put together gnarly light-reactive noise machines, and perform live with your brand new creation

Atari Punk Girls is a process-driven arts project encouraging experimentation and problem-solving in the moment. We use creativity to build confidence and resilience; harnessing the enabling ethic of punk and the power of noise to inspire women and girls to foster their own creative practice in the fields of sonic arts, music and electronics. APG welcomes gender minority participants.

APG is grateful to have been supported by: Yorkshire Sound Women Network, Norfolk County Council, British Science Week, Brighton Modular Festival, Thonk, CLIP, and Norwich and Norwich Sound Art Collective. And, thanks to support from Arts Council England and SPILL Festival of Performance in 2020-2021, you can see our latest work here.

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Firstsite Gallery, Colchester: Building light-reactive synths on breadboard for CLIP. View this video on Instagram

Shoe Factory, Norwich: these girls had only just learned to solder and built their instruments earlier that same day! Well done them 🙂

Atari Punk Girls uses printed circuit boards and teaching materials developed by Nina Richards and the Yorkshire Sound Women Network. Thank you for inspiring the OG APG!