Workshop: Intro to Pure Data
April 26, 2014
Workshop instructor: Nick Arner
Workshop fee: $35
This workshop will give an introduction to the Pure Data, an open source graphical programming language developed by Miller Puckette in the 1990s for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia works. Pure Data can be used to quickly create interesting sounds that you can use in sound design or electronic composition, as well as interactive visuals.
Topics covered include:
-Installing and getting started with Pure Data
-Making a basic synthesizer
-GEM and visuals
-PD with other programs
-PD on your phone
Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. If you want to bring your own MIDI controller as well, feel free!
Workshop: Sound, listening, and meditation
May 03, 2014
Instructor: C Lavender
Class fee: $15
In this workshop participants will learn how to utilize sound & listening into their meditation practices for a deeper engagement with their environment. Sound has been proven to stimulate the body as well as provide a deeper “grounding” effect than classic silent meditation. Participants will get an introductory knowledge of sound & listening meditations as well as some traditional & experimental meditation practice.
Please wear comfortable clothing & be aware that we will be sitting and moving for extended durations. No experience in meditation or music necessary.
About the instructor: C. Lavender is a sound artist and healer based in upstate New York. She is currently receiving certification in Sound Healing and is a Deep Listening ® certificate candidate. She is also a Reiki II practitioner & apprenticing herbalist interested in bringing healing methodologies into the world of sound art and experimental music.
Workshop: Building Homemade Musical Instruments
May 24, 2014
Workshop instructor: Ben Miller (NYC)
Workshop fee: $35 ($42 if you would like to make a marimba, $50 if you would like to make a wood plank electronic guitar)
Benjamin Miller’s Workshop informs students on the basic principal of sound vibration by building a variety of homemade musical instruments. Using books by Bart Hopkins from www.windworld.com, he helps attendees understand and build Rubber-band Guitars, Straw Oboes, Bobby Pin Marimbas, PVC flutes, Tin Can Drum Sets, Rice Maracas, various Percussion Mallets, 6-string Wood Plank Guitars, and more. Miller engages discussion on Composition, Open-ended Improvisation and Intuitive Listening. Attendees, Musicians and non-Musicians of All Ages, have Fun creating new sounds and recording them for posterity. Miller also shares his active and diverse musical background over the past four decades.