About the workshop
Participants will learn how to design sound and compose music using SuperCollider, a text-based audio program. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to create an algorithmic ambient music or a customized sound effect. The workshop is suitable for those who are interested in expressing musical ideas with numbers and codes. No previous coding experience required. There is no materials fee, but the participants should bring a laptop with SuperCollider installed. SuperCollider is free and can be downloaded at http://supercollider.github.io/download.html
About the instructor
Joo Won Park (b.1980) wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at the Wayne State University. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS CD Series, and No Remixes labels.