Chapeau to Music Hack Paris

What happens to a charming Parisian factory when it stops making cardboard? It hosts a Hackathon! They called it Music Hack Paris. Although cardboard was not involved, laptops weren’t the only tools to be seen. The hackers made sonic sculptures, jammed with old and new musical instruments, and played table football. There being around 100 hackers involved, by the end of the event you pretty much had had a chance to chat with most people. It felt cosy, and the factory’s... Read More

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SOLARIS: visual vinyls

Thursday 26th of April 2012. The SOLARIS project uses painted discs to create music and is led by French artist Thierry Guibert. Thierry crafts beautiful graphics  on vinyls. These vinyls are used on a special set of turntables, where the diamond stylus is replaced by a  camera to capture images as the disc spins mechanically. The aim of the presentation is to workshop strategies for using visuals to control music events. A few musical examples will be presented.The goal of... Read More

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Record and Ride

Last week, we received a visit by Nicholas O’Brien, a sound engineer embarking on a cycling journey in Europe to record artists along the way. We hope to see Nicholas when he’s back to the UK and wish him a great experience! You can follow his adventures on his blog: http://record-and-ride.com/ We will be following his journey and reporting when we can the interesting musicians he will encounter. Below is a video of the man himself and a few recordings he made in... Read More

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Introduction to SuperCollider

SuperCollider is an interpreted music environment developed by James McCartney in 1996. It was open-sourced in 2002 when McCartney joined Apple. Since then, SuperCollider has been adopted by a growing community of musicians-developers. In April 2012, Queen Mary University joined forces with Goldsmiths and City Universities to organise a London symposium. The event featured artistic installations, seminars, talks, concerts and even a dubstep remix competition, with a coverage... Read More

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