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Introduction to live coding with Super Collider - LIVE Session / 5th October

Learn how to live code sound in SuperCollider

Course Instructor: Alexandra Cardenas

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SuperCollider is a platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. Live coding is the practice of creating and/or manipulating algorithms in real time to change an ongoing artistic process, like music or visuals. In this workshop you’ll discover the universe of live coding music and the powerful software that started this practice, while discovering the world wide community that makes all this possible.

What you'll learn

  • Understand in a general manner how SuperCollider works and its  possibilities for creative coding in music
  • Create their own sounds and learn the basics of Digital Sound Processing
  • Add effects to manipulate and process sounds
  • Make their first live coding performances with SuperCollider
  • Identify various technologies and practitioners of live coding


  • A computer and internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • SuperCollider installed
  • A Zoom account

Course content

  • ---- Introduction to live coding with Super Collider - Oct 5, 2021 06:00 PM London
  • ---- Open the course in Zoom to access all the features
  • ---- SuperCollider code for session
  • ---- Presentation slides

Who is this course for

  • This course is aimed at people interested in audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.

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About the workshop leader

Alexandra’s work focuses on the algorithmic behaviour of music and the exploration of musicality within code. She is a core member of the international live coding and algorave community and performs worldwide using the live coding platforms SuperCollider and TidalCycles. In 2017, she was the Chair of the International Live Coding Conference in Morelia, Mexico.

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