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28 September 2011 | 11:00 | Workshop | Free for festival participants

Composing in real-time with AudioMulch
Mash up and process sound in real-time with Ross Bencina, creator of AudioMulch

Original annoucement:

Learn practical strategies for digital instrument design for live performance from Ross Bencina, creator of AudioMulch. In this workshop we'll go through the basics of using AudioMulch for mashing up and processing audio. We'll talk about various approaches to designing and controlling setups, and go into techniques and approaches for composing music in real-time. Ross will teach from his own experiences as a composer and performer working with AudioMulch. Come follow along and build your own live performance setup.


The workshop will be of interest to laptop performers, sound artists and sound designers, and also to instrumental performers wanting to explore the possibilities offered by processing their sound using a computer.


AudioMulch -

AudioMulch is a unique electronic music performance and composition tool that blends aspects of a digital audio workstation with the live patching of a modular synth.  The result is modular audio software that is played like an instrument.

For more information about AudioMulch visit:

Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) on using AudioMulch:

For more information about AudioMulch visit:

Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) on using AudioMulch:



Date: Wednesday September 28, 2011
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Free for symposium attendees (with symposium day pass or 3-day passe partout)
Location: Frascati Conference Room, Nes 63, 1012KD Amsterdam
Maximum number of participants: 10
You must reserve a spot in advance through the registration link above!

You must bring your own computer for this workshop with AudioMulch installed. You can download the AudioMulch demo from (available for Windows and Mac OS). Please also bring some headphones, we'll be making a lot of noise!

Ross Bencina composes and performs improvised music using computer processed sound. He has developed software for this purpose, AudioMulch, which he has distributed on the internet since 1998. Since the mid-90s Ross has performed both solo and in collaboration with acoustic instrumental musicians and electronic performers. Ross is interested in the possibilities for musical expression offered by computer processed sound. To this end he is associated with various open source software projects aimed at supporting and extending musical uses of computers. Such projects include: PortAudio, oscpack, and reacTIVision -- the computer vision component of the reacTable. Ross studied music at La Trobe Univeristy, he is based in Melbourne, Australia.

You can read Ross' blog at

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