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Computer Music 2011 Seminar

Computer Music: Courses Theory and Practice of new Music and Sound Art

Submitted by servus on Mon, 03/01/2011 – 12:32

Computer Music Courses
Theory and Practice of new Music and Sound Art

On the 8th of February Labor-Linz in collaboration with servus.at start with a permanent class about Computer Music. As part of the servus Campus program this class covers the theory and application of new and existing technologies in music and sound art, such as sound synthesis, digital signal processing, sound design, sonic diffusion, acoustics, and psychoacoustics. In particular we will learn:

* Computer Assisted Composition (CAC)
* Real Time Interaction with acoustic instruments or voice
* Synchronized performance with audio and video
* Sensors Inferfaces and MIDI surfaces.
* Theory of composition of electroacoustic and contemporary music
* Practice of Sound Art and Sound Installation
* Digital Audio Processing (Convolution, Spectral Morphing…), Synthesis (Granular, FM…) and Modulation (Ring, FM…)
* Spatialization of sound and multichannel sound works.
* Use of studio tools: Audio Editors, Sequencers and Visual Flow Programming languajes (Pure Data) as well as Mastering Plugins and Techniques
* Acoustics and Analysis of sound

We will use a methodology based on listening – studying – practice, open to all aesthetics and ways of exploration.
Every week the class consists of two hours. At the beginning we listen students´s sound homeworks and have and open talk about them. Later the theory starts with an artistic introduction of some computer music concept with examples of compositions or sound works. Finally we introduce the technical and practical issues for the focus of the class.

You can attend the number of hours you can per month (two/week). Every week the class focuses in a different topic that will be announced with time enough.

Classes include printed documentation, scores, software and pure data patches.

The course focuses on the use of FLOSS (free/libre Open Source Software).

The target of the class?
Among many personal reasons as knowing more about music, sound art or becoming part of the Labor Linz and Servus community, students will prepare a personal project to be presented at the end of the semester in a happening/performance night. See what happened last year in https://laborlinz.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/concert-at-stwst-linz-30th-june/.

Instructor:
All the classes will be taught in English by the international composer and sound artist Enrique Tomás [http://www.ultranoise.es]. Some personal questions or recommendations will be also held in German.

How to participate in the class?
Participants with a particular interest in theory and practice of new Music and Sound Art should join this class. Basic knowledge is an advantage but not a must. Participants with a purpose of producing sound and getting deeper knowledge about contemporany electronic music are welcome. Produced material will be shared and made be public under open licences.

Technical Requirements:
You can use your own laptop or use an existent PC in the servus Clubraum.

When?
Begin: Every Week on Tuesdays 18:30-20:30 (8 hours/month maximum)
End: The Class is planed until Mid-June
Start: 8th February 2011

Costs?
Price: 10 euro/hour.
As it was said before you can attend the number of hours you want per month.
Every week the class focuses in a different topic that topic that will be announced with time enough.

Where?
The workshop will be held in the servus.at Clubraum, Kirchengasse 4, 1rst Floor

Make a reservation or ask for info at:

Register now the course is limited to a maximum of 8 people.

Once you are registered you can come the number of hours you can or want

Communication?
Exchange, discussions and weekly program updates are going over our list.
Please subscribe:
https://lists.servus.at/mailman/listinfo/servus-campus
Questions to the organisation to: openclass@servus.at (goes to Enrique and Uschi)

Files:
http://www.servus.at/campus/2011

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BlenderWorkshop


Hi!
Das Labor für Elektroakustische Musik und Neue Medien Linz und servus.at starten ab Oktober 2010 eine Reihe an Workshop-Klassen. Diese offenen Workshops werden technologie relevante Möglichkeiten für künstlerische und kulturelle Produktionen in einer kollaborativen Weise erforschen. Maximal 10 TeilnehmerInnen können an einer Klasse teilnehmen. Abhängig von den TeilnehmerInnen werden die Workshops in Deutsch oder Englisch abgehalten.
info: http://core.servus.at/content/servus-campus-startet

Workshop Beschreibung: Blender
Der Blender Workshop möchte einen leichten Einstieg in die Welt der 3-D Modellierung und Echtzeit-Animation unter Verwendung der bekannten Open-Source Software Blender vermitteln. Teilnehmer erwartet eine Einführung in die 3-D Modellierung und in das 3-D Rendering, sowie in die Echtzeit-Animation. Am Ende des Workshops werden auch schwierigere Themen, wie die Echtzeit-Animation unter Verwendung von Merkmalen eines Audio-Signals oder von Sensor-Daten, behandelt. Im Verlauf des Workshops werden Teilnehmer eine interaktive 3-D Welt erstellen und gestalten.
more: german Version

Register here: http://core.servus.at/content/servus-campus-blender-basics

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Concert at STWST Linz – 30th June

30th June – 20:30h – at StadtWerkstatt Linz

  • ULRICH BRANDSTÄTTER
    “Mahr whispers”
  • CLEMENS PICHLER
    “expectation leads to disappointment”
  • ADRIANA TORRES
    MUSICBOX – “Die Fauna meiner Umgebung”
  • VARVARA GULJAJEVA
    AquaMull
  • MIKA SATOMI AND CLEMENS PICHLER
    Tape DJ Hoodie Battle
ULRICH BRANDSTÄTTER
“Mahr whispers”

“Mahr whispers” is a soundwork which tries to intonate the unpleasant experience of a nightmare.
A Mahr is a common mythical creature which brings bad dreams – the term “nightmare” originates in this creature.
In a metaphorical sense, during the time of the performance the artist impersonates a Mahr for the audience.

“Mahr whispers” is an unimodal work, visual impressions are obstructed due to total darkness during the performance.
Several techniques are applied to unsettle the audience:
+ Utilization of alienated voice samples:
Voice recordings are processed in specific ways in order to be recognizable as voice, yet not understandable
+ Audio spatialization:
Audio spatialization adds the aspects of movement and space to the listeners experience
+ Changes in volume during playback:
Sudden silences, as well as an abrupt increases in volume (within reason), are diversifying and minimize predictibility
+ Changes in rhythm:
Unpredictable rhythm changes are another method to disturb the audience

The work itself consists of two parts:
+ A prerecorded track which provides the golden thread (containing mostly ambient and spherical sounds)
+ A life performance to round up the prerecorded track (to attend voice samples and rythmic elements)

CLEMENS PICHLER

“expectation leads to disappointment”

empty rooms which normally provide a basis for communication – such as
the blank sheet of paper for ideas – are led ad absurdum.
in interaction with the audience field recordings of empty spaces are
going to be transformed.
tiny sound-details are going to get intensified in a way so that
communication is made unfeasible. The audience remains silent.

ADRIANA TORRES

MusicBox – “Die Fauna meiner Umgebung”
Music / Video / Performance

Childhood memories, wishes, or obstacles, shape the images and sounds of the musicbox.
For the origin of this piece, I took some of my favorite fetishes, the “Flora” of my environment (a businessman, a beauty queen, a flying pig …), a few sounds and concerns of my every day algorithm.
Images and sounds are generated using pd-software in real time.

VARVARA GULJAJEVA
AquaMull

The sound piece is a combination of mechanical sound and electronic music. AquaMull consists of a self-made sound instrument that generates mechanical sound that is transformed by a computer in real-time. The aim is to explore possible symbiosis between two different sound sources.

The composition is about water and with water. Thus, the work can be seen as a soundscape of imaginary live in the water.

MIKA SATOMI AND CLEMENS PICHLER
Tape DJ Hoodie Battle

Two individuals, fancied up with super Hoodies performs a classic cassette tape DJ battle. Of course the whole setup is geared with PD patches to pimp out the usual sets.

Final Show with the help of Servus.at and Radio FRO

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Programming for artists [workshop]

Intensive workshop – 18,19 and 20 March 2010

Labor Für Elektroakustische Musik und Neue Medien Linz

Fadingerstr. 11- 4020 Linz

Tissue - Casey Reas


Course Description:

In this workshop, basic programming concepts will be taught to be able to understand and write programming source code. We will use the programming languaje Processing (processing.org).

All the classes will be taught in English by the artist and engineer Enrique Tomás [www.ultranoise.es] developer at Medialab-Prado, Futurelab, LABoral, etc.

Objective:

An introduction to principles and applications of computer programming languages within the context of artistic practice. Algorithmic and interactive applications across a wide range of artistic practices including still and moving images, sound, multimedia, web, and installation. Students will develop procedural animation and interactive visualization projects using the Processing programming language.

Schedule (March 18th, 19th and 20th):

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th: 6 pm to 9 pm

Saturday 20th: 11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm

Total: 12 hours

Price:

50 euro.

Classes include all the documentation (printed materials, all the software needed and examples)

Programme:

Part 1 The bare bones of the machine

* Computer structure. CPU, memories, additional hardware, etc.
* Instructions and operations in the machine
* Using the CPU and the concept of process

Part 2 Algorithmic breakdown of a problem

* The pseudo-code and the algorithmic breakdown of a real problem

Part 3
A program’s structure and elements

* Editing, compilation, loading, and execution
* Hello World! Understanding a program’s structure
* IDEs and environments
* Variables, definitions, and several obligatory rituals in different programming languages
* Types of data [floats, String, int, array, images, samples, etc]
* You’re not alone in the world: comments and documentation
* Debugging a program
* Exercises

Part 4 How do I make my program?

* Decision structures and loops [if/else, switch, for, while…]
* Data visibility in your code
* Create your own functions
* Exercises
* Accessing to files
* Introduction to objects
* More exercises
Part 5 Introduction to other particular platforms

* Arduino
* Pure Data

Info and reservations:

Labor at Fadingerstr. 11 or

  • labor.linz@gmail.com
  • +43 664 2076 329

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Computer Music Courses

Theory and Practice of new Music and Sound Art


On 15th of January Labor-Linz starts its activity with a permanent workshop about Computer Music. This workshop covers the theory and application of new and existing technologies in music, such as sound synthesis, digital signal processing, sound design, sonic diffusion, acoustics, and psychoacoustics. In particular we will learn:

  • Computer Assisted Composition (CAC)
  • Real Time Interaction with acoustic instruments or voice
  • Synchronized performance with audio and video
  • Sensors Inferfaces and MIDI surfaces.
  • Theory of composition of electroacoustic and contemporary music
  • Practice of Sound Art and Sound Installation
  • Digital Audio Processing (Convolution, Spectral Morphing…), Synthesis (Granular, FM…) and Modulation (Ring, FM…)
  • Spatialization of sound and multichannel sound works.
  • Use of studio tools: Audio Editors, Sequencers and Visual Flow Programming languajes (Max/MSP and Pure Data) as well as Mastering Plugins and Techniques
  • Acoustics and Analysis of sound

We will use a methodology based on listening – studying – practice, open to all aesthetics and ways of exploration. Classes include printed documentation, scores and free software.

About the Course

8 hours/month

First Group: Fridays 18:30-20:30 starting in 15th January 2010

Price: 80 euro/month

All the classes will be taught in English by the international composer and sound artist Enrique Tomás [www.ultranoise.es]

The workshop will be held in Labor Für Elektroakustische Musik und Neue Medien Linz, in Fadingerstr. 11 (close to OK Platz).

Make a reservation or ask for info at:

  • labor.linz@gmail.com
  • +43 664 2076 329

About the teacher

Read a complete bio here

What is Labor Für Elektroakustische Musik und Neue Medien Linz?

Labor-Linz is a new self-supported space for the study and difussion of new music and new media. Our mission is promoting activities related with new ways of expression in sound and in art, with the target of connecting physical or virtual communities of people interested in our field.

We will open in January 2010 with a workshop.  More activities are coming.

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