Audio Workshop - Alex McLean

Saturday February 5, 2011 @ 11am - 4pm

Free

@Access Space

This event is fully booked.

live programming with Text

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Audio Workshop - Alex McLean

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 jake@access-space.org

6-2-2011
Six participants and Alex jamming with the new software yesterday.
http://tinyurl.com/6ehnlh6

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http://player.vimeo.com/video/19601354

Part of the Art Programme Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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Audio Workshop - Alex McLean
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Audio Workshop - Alex McLean
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2011-02-05
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11am
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4pm
Location:
Access Space
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live programming with Text
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