Saturday February 5, 2011 @ 11am - 4pm
This event is fully booked.
live programming with Text
Alex has been writing code to make music for people to drink beer and dance to since the year 2000, performing widely around Europe as a member of slub ( http://slub.org/ ). He has developed his own mini-programming language called `Tidal', based on the functional Haskell language, which he now uses for all his performances, including a recent collaboration with Scott Hewitt at Access Space. Tidal is optimised for fast and furious expression of beats and bass lines. Current work is on a visual front end for Tidal called `Text', where functions are played with on the screen, connections drawn between them automatically. The result is a messy visual language for making broken electronic dance music, with syntax of shape as well as symbols. Participants at the workshop will be introduced to Text as a brand new, rather unique approach to programming in live music, and will be encouraged to feed back criticism and ideas into the development process.
There are 7 places on this free workshop which will run 11am-4pm Please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Six participants and Alex jamming with the new software yesterday.