Roger Linn: designing instruments

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https://youtu.be/kUQMmRuuu2Y In 1980, Roger Linn designed the first drum machine with samples of a drum kit, the LM-1. Along with the LinnDrum and the Linn 900, Roger’s inventions played an important role in the sound of the 1980s, which can be heard on recordings from Michael Jackson to Prince. 40 years on, Roger is still […]

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Kate Stone: interactive surfaces for music

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Kate Stone is the founder and CEO of Novalia, a UK-based company whose mission is to create "magical" interactions. Magical is the word Kate uses to explain that she aims to hide the technology away, and augment our analog interaction with the world with subtle and meaningful improvements. Imagine a musical instrument, a clarinet, say, […]

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Introduction to Audio and Video in Max/MSP

Online

In this workshop, we will use Max/MSP to create custom, interactive A/V experiments. We will first get grounded in the concepts and workflows of Max and creative coding by making video programs in Vizzie. Then we will go through the basics of using and manipulating audio in Max through MSP objects. We will connect sound […]

£10 – £20

Tweakable: a online programming environment for music and video

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We cover Max/MSP and Jitter a lot, as it is the most popular visual programming environment, especially if you want to hack audio and video in your own way. But it isn't the only visual programming language out there. We found out recently about Tweakable, and it turns out to be quite remarkable. First, it […]

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Amy Dickens: Inclusive Design for Digital Musical Instruments

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The 21st May 2020 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To celebrate this, we are exploring in our live-stream today the design practices to help make musical instruments (hardware and software) more accessible. To find out more about GAAD, please check their website. Should we make instruments easier to play? This is a question that might […]

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David Zicarelli: Fun with Complexity using MC in Max

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hjNS0ucQCo Making and controlling complex sounds on a computer where hundreds of events are happening simultaneously can be hard work. Aren’t computers supposed to make doing complex things easier? Max has a new feature called MC that can make it fun and easy to work with large numbers of simultaneous events and audio channels. You […]

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Virtual drumming workshop with Shay Dyer-Harris

Zoom

Virtual drumming workshop with Shay! https://youtu.be/7q7FfSYsC2s Shayanna from Kinetika Bloco will lead a drumming workshop using household objects! The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a “unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London […]

£15

Working with samples in Max and Max for Live, with Darwin Grosse

Online

In this 2-hour workshop, Darwin Grosse (Cycling '74) will use Max/MSP to combine audio clip playback with VST effects and Max for Live devices to create a range of soundscapes from glitchy beats to warped ambiences. The focus will be to create a personal performance system that can be tailored to your interests and style. […]

£10 – £20

Georgina Brett: live looping vocals

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In this online session Georgina will talk about the conception and actualisation of each piece she performs, the various methods of composition she uses. With a very simple set up she creates complex rolling matrices of vocalisations and lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iasJ7ws0eqU Georgina Brett’s music is created using her voice and effects pedals, creating instant choirs of […]

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