About Us

Hack Sounds is an entry point into the world of electronic music production. Inclusively designed for all abilities, the project educates and supports new music creation by beginners and emerging creators. Mentorships with professional musicians, facilitated workshops and support personnel provide opportunities for individual skills development, group activities, cowriting and creative outcomes such as songs and videos.

Hack Sounds aims to create an environment that reduces barriers to music and social participation for marginalised communities, creating a space where all peoples can connect and make music with the latest technology and fun-to-use tools.

Hack Sounds currently engages with communities in City of Sydney, Liverpool and Fairfield areas; running a main program at 107 Projects’ creative centre, 107 Redfern Street, as well as partnering with organisations including Bus Stop Films, Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre and Lost in Books.

Our Team

Piri Rutherford – Program Manager

Piri, who has worked in the community sector for almost 20 years, and a similar timeframe as a DJ/Producer, was instrumental in the development of Hack Sounds. After previously being the primary facilitator, he’s taken a step back and currently oversees the program, occasionally popping in to help out with sessions.

Liz Martin – Associate Producer

Liz comes to Hack Sounds with a wealth of experience, having been Head teacher at Creative Youth Initiative’s music program for years. She’s brought a real focus to how we go about making our program as inclusive as possible, and has sought out similar programs to get a sense of how they do it, and how we can improve.

Peregrin Chiara – Associate Producer

A newer member our the Hack family, Pere brings a strong interest in collaborative practices that support groups to be more inclusive and diverse. He’s brought some great ideas to the Core Program, and will also be applying his nous to exploring new opportunities in Western Sydney.

He’s also a talented Drummer and Producer, currently as part of the duo Touchnoisy.

Our Partners

Hack Sounds would be nowhere without partners, from  the initial support of Accessible Arts and Ability Links NSW, to our current primary sponsors CreateNSW. They allow us to provide high-quality programs, free to the community.  They also help us with gear, provide free venue hire, promotions and much more.


Hack Sounds is primarily provided at 107, 107 Redfern Street.

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