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Essentials of SuperCollider #1

Learn the essentials of making synths, composing, and playing with SuperCollider

Beginner's course in SuperCollider that will teach you what you need to start making music. Three evening sessions of four hours each, progressively covering topics such as building synths, composing and sequencing, and live performance using midi controllers and other electronic interfaces.

To attend this workshop you must reserve a spot in advance through the registration link on this page: http://www.steim.org/steim/events.php?event=494

This is a beginner's course in SuperCollider that will teach you from the ground up what you need to know to start making music. SuperCollider is an open source, cross-platform audio programming language used by artists worldwide to realize musical and sonic ideas. Despite the large and helpful community surrounding the project, many people still find it hard knowing how to get started with SC. The focus of this workshop series is to get you over that initial learning hump and into a place where you feel comfortable enough with SC to dive deeper on your own.

The workshop will take place in three evening sessions of four hours each, progressively covering topics such as building synths, composing and sequencing, and live performance using midi controllers and other electronic interfaces.

The course will be taught jointly by Marije Baalman and Tijs Ham.

Dates:
Thursday 26 April, 2012 - Session 1: Getting started with building synths
Thursday 10 May, 2012 - Session 2: Composing and sequencing
Thursday 31 May, 2012 - Session 3: Control, performance, and interaction

Time: 11:00 - 18:00
Cost: €25 per session
Location: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, 1017WL Amsterdam
Maximum number of participants: 15

Payment for each session can be made on arrival, it is also possible to pay by credit card or paypal for the whole 3-part course ahead of time.

WHAT TO BRING / PREPARE
All participants are expected to bring their own computer and to install the SuperCollider software before the workshop.
The software can be downloaded here: http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/downloads/

STEIM has a limited number of computers available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to use one of these machines please let us know well in advance so that we can arrange one for you.

WORKSHOP BY

Marije Baalman is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and engineer whose primary interest lies in the use of wireless networks for live performance (such as dance and music), and installations. She has studied Perceptual Acoustics at the Technical University in Delft, Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, and completed her Ph.D. on Wave Field Synthesis and electro-acoustic music at the Electronic Studio of the Technical University of Berlin. Between 2007 and 2010 she was a post-doctoral researcher in Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. Marije is a well-respected expert in SuperCollider and has given SC workshops worldwide, she has also contributed chapters to "The SuperCollider Book" (MIT Press, 2011).
http://www.nescivi.nl/

Tijs Ham composes and performs electronic music under the name Tapage. Besides his work as a musician, Tijs teaches basic SuperCollider courses at the Music Technology program at the HKU in Hilversum, and is currently working at STEIM investigating the way sonic material can be categorized for playback using self organizing maps and neural networks.

http://tympanikaudio.com/artists/tapage/

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