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25 May 2017 17:00 — 20:00 // Experiment //
Experiment #1.51.1: Creating soundscapes with live coding techniques
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Playfully learn about Digital Sound Synthesis! Listen to your environment with new ears! No coding skills required! Bring your own laptop! Install SuperCollider beforehand! 

In this Experiment, we will learn about soundscapes and live coding by immersing ourselves into writing little code snippets that will create an artificial soundscape. We will temporarily fill Temporary with the sounds of a desert, a rainy forest, or a twirling extraterestrial city of ant-sized aliens.


When Canadian composer and environmentalist R. Murray Schafer coined the term soundscape in his book "The Tuning of the World" (1977), he described it as a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an immersive environment. 
A soundscape is a personal experience, it encompasses everything one hears around oneself. It is how an "environment is [sonically] understood by those living within it" (Truax (2011): "Acoustic Communication, p.11") 

Live coding, on the other hand, is a direction in electronic music (and video) where practitioners expose and rewire the innards of software while it generates improvised music (or visuals). 

SuperCollider is a platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. It is free and open source software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. 



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This experiment has 4 comments.
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drystate says....
May 17, 2017 16:00


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LFSaw says....
May 25, 2017 13:00

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+++ Bring your Laptop +++

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LFSaw says....
May 26, 2017 12:26

I collected my sound examples here:



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hyksos says....
May 26, 2017 14:33

Thanks LFSaw!

What do you all think about having another session in June? Does someone want to write up a proposal for a new spin-off project, or could we just convene this again? Perhaps Joonas Siren (jsiren) or someone else wants to take the lead role?

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