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BEAM DAY Workshops – sign up now!

We still have some places left on the BEAM DAY workshops: please sign up by emailing info@beamfestival.com. These workshops are completely FREE to you – we are effectively paying your entry so please make use of them!

11.30-1.30: Bruno Zamborlin teaches you his bespoke software for motion capture: really easy to use but very clever (I’ve tried it)
2-4: Codasign teach you how to capture the Kinect information to use with commercial music software

You need a laptop for both workshops. Bruno asks for you to bring a MAC and a smartphone but I would say it’s worth coming even if you don’t have one of these as you can at least watch over someone’s shoulder who does have all the kit.

noise=noise gig 25th Feb

From Ryan Jordan:

the next noise=noise gig is happening on 25th feb.  if anyone has anything they’d like to perform then email me a short blurb and weblink to ryan@nnnnn.org.uk

looking for about 5 people(ish).

Electric Spring in Huddersfield

Electric Spring 2012 – University of Huddersfield – 15.2-19.2/12

Brighten up those cold bitter nights with five extraordinary concerts of electronic music presented on the HISS (Huddersfield Immersive Sound System)

Held in the Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building at the University of Huddersfield from 15-19th February, this year’s festival features world class improv, live electronics, circuit bending, video music and acousmatic opera with performances by Evan Parker/Adam Linson, @C, Derek Holzer, Annette Vande Gorne and Michael R?senberg/Peter H?lscher, Nicolas Bernier, Jaydev Mistry and Maria Castro

As always, all events start at 8pm are totally free. Each concert is preceded by an informal talk at 5.30pm by each of the featured artists hosted by co-Directors Monty Adkins and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay.

Our annual Max/MSP Powerusers Symposium will take place on Saturday 18th Feb. at 1pm in the Creative Arts Building and will feature presentations by Timo Rozendal, Andrea Agostini and Luke Woodbury. The event is free and seeks to provoke a lively debate and exchange of ideas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some of the most exciting new music around.

Visit www.electricspring.co.uk for full details


Three exciting Codasign workshops coming up in 2012:


12, 19, 26 January and 2 February, 2012

Processing is a creative programming language and environment for people who want to work with images, animations, and interactions. It is the tool of choice of many artists and designers working in the digital domain. This 4-evening course will teach the fundamentals of the Processing environment including how to create interactive pieces involving images, graphics and sound.


7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 February, 2012

Over 6 evenings this in depth course will provide a comprehensive overview of Max and ways to extend it using external libraries, commercial software such as Ableton Live and sensors such as Wii controllers.


26 February and 4, 11, 18 March, 2012

This course will show you how to interface sound, visuals and real-wold physical movements and gestures to create interactive multimedia installations, tools for live music performance or just new ways to make and interact with sound. You can “pick ‘n’ mix” from the different days or sign up for all four at a discounted rate.

Thanks, Adam and Becky

Codasign – Creative Specialists and Educators in Interactive Media




Join our mailing list: http://mailinglist.codasign.com/

….dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity….http://dorkbot.org..

SuperCollider Workshop

SuperCollider Workshop – Get ready to get sucked into the supercollider vortex !!

SuperCollider has established itself as probably the most powerful programming environment for real time sound synthesis, algorithmic/generative music and all sorts of other audio-related applications. It is widely used by artists and scientists alike for both research and actual artistic creation. It features a powerful state-of-the-art sound engine and an easy to learn fully featured object oriented language. More, it is open-source and totally free of charge.

This three day intensive workshop welcomes participants of any discipline with or without prior programming or musical experience and guides them to their first sounds, instruments and musical structures with supercollider.

Apart from a thorough introduction to the Supercollider language and the synthesis server, the workshop aims to be an informal introduction to algorithmic/generative music, GUI design, live coding and digital sound synthesis with SuperCollider.

Dates, times, and location: Wednesday 11th January 2012 – Friday 13th January 2012; 11am – 6pm daily; nnnnn, Unit 73a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrew’s Road, London, E8 4QN

Booking and fee: £80 / £70 student


register by sending an email to ryan@nnnnn.org.uk

Download SuperCollider: http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/

Workshop Leader: Marinos Koutsomichalis  Active internationally in both academic and non academic milieus, MK has been composing and performing exploratory sound and media art since the mid ’00s using a variety of mediums – computers, programming languages, acoustic instruments / ensembles, analogue electronics, loudspeakers, domestic appliances, environmental sounds or photography amongst others.  Hitherto, he has released several solo albums that were met with enthusiasm by critics, on labels such as the Brtish Entr’ acte or his own Agxivatein. He has exhibited worldwide in acclaimed galleries, academias, festivals, churches, independent venues, etc. He has collaborated with Z’EV, Francisco Lopez, Marc Behrens, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Greg Haines, the Red Note Ensemble, N. Kyriazopoulos and others in various projects. He is a member of various research centres and institutions like the CMRC (founded by I. Xenakis), HELMCA, FKL and others. He has lectured at the Technical University of Crete and at the Centre of Contemporary Music Research. He is currently undertaking his Ph.D. in the Music Research Centre, University of York under the supervision of Dr Tony Myatt.


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