Learn to Live Code in Strudel / Creating Stunning Ambient Textures with Dr Norah Lorway

Starts on: 04/07/2024 18:00 London time

Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Creative Coding

Course overview

Thursday 4th of July 6 pm UK

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Dive into the world of ambient music creation with our workshop. This introductory session provides participants with boilerplate code and guides them through the techniques for crafting intricate ambient textures using sound files in Strudel. Ideal for anyone interested in music technology, sound design, or expanding their artistic expression through ambient soundscapes.


This workshop will be divided into four 30-minute sections. 1st / 30-minute demonstration of a simpler live coding idea 2nd / 30-minute demonstration of a more advanced coding idea 3rd / A live 30-minute performance from the artist 4th / A 30-minute Q&A where you can ask the artist any question on your mind The artist arrives 30 minutes before the class begins to help with any technical questions about setting up. Although Strudel runs in the browser and requires no formal installation it is recommended that you test the software before the class. To allow the workshop to flow classes will not be stopped for technical issues, so please use this time if you have any technical questions.

What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of Strudel
  • Sound Manipulation Skills
  • Practical Coding Experience
  • Creative Exploration

Who is this course for?

  • Those interested in exploring ambient music or expanding their repertoire in sound textures and landscapes
  • Producers looking for new ways to incorporate ambient sounds into their tracks or projects
  • Coders who have an interest in music and want to apply their skills to create audio experiences

Course content

  • Zoom link


  • An Internet connection
  • A Zoom account
  • Being sound samples

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Dr. Norah Lorway is a software engineer, professor composer and AI researcher currently based between the UK and Canada. Norah is currently an assistant professor working in AI and music production at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). Previously at Falmouth University (UK), Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Institute) and University of British Columbia. In 2014, Norah completed a PhD in computer music at the University of Birmingham, working with BEAST and BEER. Norah has performed in algoraves and live coding events throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia at conferences such as NIME, AIMC, AISB, ICLC and others. Her work in live coding and film music has received recognition by outlets such as MixMag, Sundance Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and was recently nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for Best Score in her work with the film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Norah is also a co-director/founder at Beesting Labs, which specializes in software development for AI, immersive and DSP applications as well as creating the Scorch language.


Useful links

Access Strudel here: https://strudel.cc/

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