ALGORAVE Livecoding in SuperCollider

March 21st, 2014 11:00 am 

On Saturday 22 March, FIBER and STEIM join forces to present the Netherlands’ very first Algorithmic Rave. One day earlier we are presenting a workshop for those curious about the practice of livecoding

The Void*
This workshop is aimed at those who are want to get in to coding sounds, but never knew how to take the step. Perhaps you have been coding in languages such as Max/MSP or Pure Data and wondering if SuperCollider might enhance your workflow? This is your chance! Within a few hours The Void* will teach you some basic SuperCollider coding skills and you’ll be able to create your own sounds.
Topics that will be discussed are:
– SuperCollider basics
– Functions
– UGens
– Nesting
– Coding simple synthesis
If all of this goes well enough we might be able to cover some basic strategies of live-coding and set up
a little livecode contest at the end of the workshop!
No real coding skills are required to join the workshop, but be sure to bring a laptop with the latest build of SuperCollider pre-installed!

DATE: Friday the 21st of March
TIME: 11:00 – 15:00
LOCATION: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
COST: €35
NOTE: This workshop is limited to 15 participants!

Tijs Ham
Tijs Ham (aka Tapage) is a musician and sound artist with a background in visual arts and founder of the recordlabel Tapeface. Musically, anything is possible, which is reflected by the broad sonic range of his output. So far he has released several full length albums on the Chicago based record label Tympanik Audio alongside countless e.p’s and compilation appearances. In his artworks he applies programming, live-electronics techniques and system design to explore and expand the possibilities of audible expression. Inspired by artificial intelligence, chaos, evolutionary processes and machine learning he incorporates similar approaches in order to create dynamic structures and experiment with their aesthetic results. Currently he works at STEIM curating workshops and concerts.
Roald van Dillewijn
Roald van Dillewijn is a sonic designer, software designer for music, composer and performer from The Netherlands. Currently he is studying sound art at the art, media and technology department of the Utrecht School of the Arts in Hilversum. This summer he hopes to graduate as BMus and MA in sound art. As bass guitar player in a post-rock band the interest in weird sounds and sound effects keeps him busy for days. These days became longer and longer with the formation of the noise/drone improvisation band Puin+Hoop. This fascination of sound and ultimate control on these sounds led him eventually to his current projects.
Eric Magnee
Eric Magnée is a musician, sound artist and composer. As a teenager he played in different progressive rockbands developing his love for strange sounds and theatrical performances. During his study at the KMT(school for music&technology) he found new ways of expressing his artistic output and began to explore the art of creating sound. Since then Eric composes for theatre and dance, performs with live-electronics, builds his own instruments and writes his own software to accomplish all this.
The Void*
The Void* is a project by Roald van Dillewijn, Tijs Ham and Eric Magnée. Since 2010 they have been modifying instrument groups to be used in improvised acousmatic music. Their projects range from modified guitars and flutes to setting up a six piece ensemble for string and electronics. They performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the (h)ear festival and many others. Sonically The Void* focus on building timbral walls of sound. With their custom built instruments they sound like somewhat in between the resonance of an exploding supernova and the hum of a captured firefly.