Learn to Live Code in Strudel / The Boundaries Between Beats and Noise with Shelly Knots

Starts on: 06/06/2024 18:00 London time

Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Creative Coding

Course overview

Thursday 6th June 6pm UK
The workshop explores examples of strudel code which explore the limits and boundaries of dance music, and the kinds of code changes we can make to push limits and explore the boundaries between beats and noise. In this simple example we will explore a simple code example that generates beat based music, and look at simple techniques and small code changes that can modulate it between a recognisable beat pattern to more abstract sound. In the second part of the workshop we will look at a more developed example from a previous performance and explore how I transitioned from beats to noise in a real performance setting.
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

  • Foundational Skills in Strudel
  • Code Manipulation Techniques
  • Integration of Tools
  • Live Performance Insights

Who is this course for?

  • Artists interested in exploring the intersection of technology and sound, particularly in the realm of dance music
  • Coders looking to apply their skills in creative and musical contexts, especially in real-time sound manipulation
  • Musicians who are keen to experiment with new forms of music creation and interested in pushing the boundaries of traditional genres

Course content

  • Zoom link


  • An Internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Multi-lingual live coder, Shelly Knotts wrangles beats and bloops out of unpredictable and semi-random noise generators and auto-drum machines. An improvisor who performs with computers and other humans, Knotts experiments with generative and AI techniques and opinionated algorithms to make music. She has performed at numerous Algoraves and live coding events worldwide. Knotts is passionate about teaching and developing diverse communities of creative coders.

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