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

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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=QEuGayQZlCc Georgina Brett’s music is created using her voice and effects pedals, creating instant choirs of […]

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Tim Exile: creating Endlesss

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU2Px2dmyl4 Tim Exile has worked with live looping and sampling as an artist for a decade before building his own plug-ins, released by Native Instruments. His unique methods and concepts developed for live performance inspired him to build a music making flow, Endlesss, that would allow musicians to create music collaboratively. Tim and the Endless […]

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Building Joué instruments: meet founder Pascal Joguet

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If you've been making music for more than 15 years, you might remember the first touch screen controller destined for music application, Jazz Mutant's Lemur. Originally launched in 2005, the Lemur was a highly customisable multi-touch screen controller, designed to create your own control user interface. The Lemur offered high definition of control by sending data over […]

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Atau Tanaka: Making music with muscle sensors

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Prof Atau Tanaka is a well known figure in the New Interface for Musical Expression network, an international conference he helped get started in the early 2000s. Atau is both an academic (head of the Embodied AudioVisual Interaction group at Goldsmiths, university of London) and an artist who performs internationally. His artistic practice with muscle […]

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Max and Node.js: the Age of Javascript

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Difficulty level: intermediate. Javascript is the glue of the Internet, the universal language that runs in billions of web browsers and networked systems across the world. Max's Node support connects the Max program into the ecosystem of Node.js, a Javascript engine which can network, talk to hardware, connect to databases, run sophisticated web servers, and […]

£10 – £20

Workshop with Ruben Dax: Live Looping with Ableton Live

Online

Ableton Live provides a great software environment for live looping - empowering a solo performer to bring an entire song to life in front of an audience in an engaging and relatable way. Outside of performing, live looping can also be used as a composition tool allowing you to create new music in a faster way with less distractions.

£10 – £20

SWAM: software instruments that sound real

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Sound designer and musician Stefano Lucato started creating solo string libraries in 2003, and has been on a quest ever since to create the most accurate reproduction of acoustic instrument sounds, to be available in plug-in format.

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Tidal Cycles workshop with Lizzie Wilson (part 1)

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 This 2-hour workshop will guide participants through the fundamentals of creating their own audiovisual performances using live coding.  The first hour will look at creating music with the TidalCycles programming language, a language that is often used to make music by many live coders for its flexibility and immediacy. Participants can either download the […]

£10 – £20

Andrew McPherson: Augmenting Instruments

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Dr Andrew McPherson is a Reader at Queen Mary University, where he leads the Augmented Instruments Lab. He invented the Magnetic Resonator piano, Touch keys and Bela, and is on a mission to empower anyone to build their own instruments. In this talk, Andrew will revisit his inventions and give tips to get started building […]

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