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Noisy pompoms: build an e-textile instrument

/* Important note: This workshop includes a kit that will be shipped to your address from the UK, please note that registrations will close 7 days before the workshop to allow enough time for you to receive your kit. What’s in the kit? The kit comes with a pre-soldered printed circuit board, e-textile material, a speaker, a mixed bundle of brightly coloured yarn and one crocodile clips. Batteries not included. What you will do in this workshop: In this online workshop,... Read More


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Artist workshop with Ned Rush: Live Sample Mangling in Max 8 – Sun 11 Oct

Max is Ned’s go to environment to realise concepts for sound design and performance that are not available in other programs. In this 2-hour workshop you will learn ways to sample and loop incoming audio from the outside world. You will create a fresh sonic palette from mutating the sound, using a variety of techniques aimed at performance and improvisation, whilst also discussing and solving problems related to improvisation set-ups and how we can meet those needs. You... Read More


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Arcologies: a workshop for Monome norns & grid

Live workshop online – Saturday 10th October 6pm UK / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT For Monome norns and grid, arcologies is a 21st century instrument for musical composition and discovery. Built by Tyler as a “2020 pandemic sanity project” and released in September it has already attracted passionate following. Through a series of “breakout-room” team challenges you will learn how to build and sculpt evolving sound compositions with Arcologies. We’ll cover signal flow, melodies,... Read More


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DIY Electronics: Introduction to digital instrument design

During this workshop you will prototype your own instrument (hardware and software) using an Arduino microcontroller, sensors, and Max or Pure Data. Date: Thursdays: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of October. 6pm UK / 1pm EST / 10am PT You will be introduced to the basics of working with an Arduino microcontroller and interfacing it with a computer software in order to generate, control and manipulate sound. We will use open source hardware and software (Arduino / Max or Pure Data)... Read More


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Getting started with MSP

In this series of workshops you will learn the fundamentals of signal processing. You will build sound generators and synthesis programs that you can deploy in your own music and multimedia projects. Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of programs with fantastic sound manipulation possibilities. This series of workshops is aimed for Max users at intermediate level (an understanding of the patching mechanisms of Max is required). You will... Read More


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Noisy pompoms – make an e-textile instruments

/* Important note: This workshop includes a kit that will be shipped to your address from the UK, please note that registrations will close 7 days before the workshop to allow enough time for you to receive your kit. What’s in the kit? The kit comes with a pre-soldered printed circuit board, e-textile material, a speaker, a mixed bundle of brightly coloured yarn and one crocodile clips. Batteries not included. What you will do in this workshop: In this online workshop,... Read More


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Build an interactive textile instrument

This practice-led course will show you how to make an electronic textile interface for music performance. We will learn a DIY technique to craft with e-textile materials and then explore how to make music with the handcrafted interface in a number of ways. Each session will follow on from the last, developing your knowledge through a series of hands-on projects, delivered in four online workshops.  Level: beginner with notions of DIY electronics and programming Some familiarity... Read More


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Bishi: a journey in music & technology

Bishi‘s talk explores her journey in music & technology, stemming from her cultural roots, charting the steps between being a musician, composer & performer to founder and technologist. The talk will feature some live Sitar midi-mapping performance. Singer, electronic rock- sitarist, Composer, producer and performer BISHI was born in London of Bengali heritage. A multi-instrumentalist, BISHI received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical... Read More


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Getting started with Max

Level: beginners with notions of programming In this series of online workshops you will explore the most important programming techniques and concepts when working with Max, empowering you to begin to build your own patches and devices that you can deploy in your own music and multimedia projects. Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of a basic MIDI sequencer device that features a wealth of musical manipulation options. This series... Read More


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Video synthesis with Vsynth workshop

[The time for this workshop has been changed to start 15th September] Kevin Kripper is back for a re-edition of this successful Vsynth workshop. Video-conferencing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Kevin teaches this series of 4 interactive workshops. The course covers the fundamentals of video synthesis, modulations, filters, and more. Learn to perform live with sophisticated visuals in 4 weeks! Vsynth is among the most popular third-party module of Max, with over 13,000 downloads.... Read More