About Us

Our Team

Piri Rutherford – Program Manager

A long-time middling DJ/Producer, with a deep, deep love of music hardware and jamming, Piri 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 his head in to help out with sessions.

Table Jams®, a key aspect of the Hack Sounds program is the culmination of his life’s work, as well as a combination of two of his favourite things-jamming, and tables. And music tech. Mostly music tech.

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.

She’s also a phenomenal musician, as a singer/songwriter under her own name, and as part of Los Moustachios, a fantastic Mexican folk songs covers band.

Peregrin Chiara – Associate Producer

A newer member our the Hack family, Pere brings not only a very similar name to Piri-handy, as he’s replaced him in running most of the sessions!-but also 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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