This is a beginner-level workshop that introduces participants to using the SuperCollider programming language to make sound and explore generative composition. Look forward to a fun and hands on environment, as we journey through: instrument design, sound synthesis, and algorithmic composition. Participants will leave the workshop with a foundation of skills related to using SuperCollider for creative projects and resources for further development. Points of departure will depend on each student’s unique set of interests and abilities, but may include: music, installation, performance, and interactive art. No prior experience with coding is required!
About SuperCollider: SuperCollider is a platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. It is a powerful and diverse tool that can be used in a variety of ways: real time performance, interactive music, art installation, music composition, live coding, and more! It is open source and totally free of charge. SuperCollider works on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
About the workshop instructor: Michael Masaru Flora is a multidisciplinary artist based in California. Working primarily with sound and digital technology, his practice is informed by architecture, generative systems,
perceptual psychology, visual art, and computer music.