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Learn arcologies, the interactive environment for designing 2d sound systems with Monome norns and grid.

Course Instructor: Tyler Etters

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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.

What you'll learn

  • 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, chords, and evolving systems with modulation, euclidean rhythms, and Turing machines.


  • Monome norns
  • Monome grid
  • Arcologies installed
  • Curiosity!

Course content

  • ---- Maps handout
  • ---- Introduction to Maps (video)
  • ---- Seed & Save handout
  • ---- How to use Seed & Save (video)
  • ---- Chords & Melodies handout
  • ---- Chords and melodies (video)
  • ---- Modulation handout
  • ---- Modulate with arcologies (video)
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  • ---- Using everything together (video)

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