Image courtesy of SonicWear Studios

Co-presented with Artscape Youngplace

Sunday May 31, 2015

at Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Flex Studio Silver (Rm 106)


10:00-12:00 |  SOMO Workshop: The Creative Process

Instructor: Loretta Faveri

For many of us, dancing means moving our bodies to the beat of our favourite song, it’s predictable, comfortable and makes us happy. For some, it’s painfully uncomfortable and must be avoided at all costs. But what if we could make music with our bodies? Wouldn’t it challenge everything we understand about dance? Attend this workshop and find out for yourself. You and your fellow participants will be guided through a series of collaborative activities using SOMO, a wearable sensor that turns your movement into music. By the end of the session the group will have created a unique composition of SOund and MOvement.

1:00-3:30 | Live Coding in SuperCollider

Instructor: Ian Jarvis

This workshop will touch upon the basics of programming as well as the basics of computer music, all within the context of live coding, i.e. creating and altering the code as a mode of performance. Participants will use the keyboard and mouse of their own computer as an interface to create completely digital, improvised sound compositions. Using of one of the Instructor’s existing ‘instruments’ as a reference, participants will build their own versions and take part in a collaborative, impromptu performance to conclude the workshop.

4:00-6:30 | There’s not an app for that: Roll your own interactive audio with Pure Data

Instructor: Dafydd Hughes

As artists, it’s inevitable that every once in a while we’ll need to do something our tools just weren’t designed to do. This can be pretty frustrating, but it doesn’t have to stop us in our tracks–we just need to make our own tools. In this workshop we’ll learn the basics of Pure Data, a free/open source environment dedicated to building custom software for sound, visual and kinetic work.