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11 May 2011 | 19:00 hrs. | Discussion | Free

Amsterdam SuperCollider Users Group

Open discussion and exploration of the new Modality framework for SuperCollider

Original annoucement:

In this month's SuperCollider User Group meeting we are happy to be joined by the Modality-team, a loose collaboration of expert SuperCollider users and developers working to build a unified framework for physical control devices.

The Modality framework directly allows easy on the fly re-mapping of control input to sound production allowing for multiple control analogies to be used in parallel with the same physical controllers by communicating individually and multiply to mapping scenarios. By promoting the idea of 'focus' from physical control to mappings at global and local environment levels instrumentalists can point interaction at different elements of the abstract instrumental model by using the physical control itself to remap the control scenario meanings. In short, the controller controls the meaning of the control.

Modality was started by Jeff Carey and Bjornar Habbestadt, who invited Alberto de Campo, Wouter Snoei and Marije Baalman in September 2010 to BEK (Bergen, Norway), for a one week residency to bring their ideas, code and minds together to create tools to be able to easily put together performance interfaces.


From May 11 until 21, the Modality team will be in residence at STEIM, continuing their work and joined by more collaborators, namely Hannes
Hölzl, Till Bovermann, Robert van Heumen, and Miguel Negrao.

During this users group meeting, the Modality team will present the tools as they have been developed up to now, and discuss their plans for the future of this powerful addition to SuperCollider. They will give a hands-on demonstration of what is possible up to now. The Modality team is keenly looking forward to engaging in a discussion about the ideas and tools that others in the SC community will bring to the meeting. If you have controllers you use or want to use in your performance setup, be sure to bring them along!

Date: Wednesday 11 May, 2010
Time: 19:00 hrs.
Venue: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam
Entry: Free


First design draft of Modality


The SuperCollider user meeting aims to bring together SuperCollider users in the Netherlands. This monthly meeting is a place to get to know other SuperCollider users of all levels of expertise, and to share and discuss this powerful audio programming language. Come present your work, either finished projects or works in progress, share the tools you have created and get feedback from other users on your work. If you have questions on how to do certain things or want to learn how to do specific things within SuperCollider, we can look into these topics together. The meeting will start out with a meet and greet of all the participants, and presentations from some of the participants who'd like to talk about what they've been working on.

If you aren't a member of the mailing list, sign up by sending an email to:
Or send us an email with a proposal for some work you're like to show or topics you'd like to discuss to [AT] steim [DOT] nl
As always, STEIM will provide a studio space, PA-system, and drinks.



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