Level: Beginner (many fundamentals of SuperCollider will be covered)
SuperCollider is an amazing open-source audio synthesis and composition tool. In this workshop we will gain understanding of SuperCollider while making a musical drone - a minimal sustained sound with dynamic harmonic variations, in the vein of Sunn O))) or La Monte Young. We will also learn how to add drones to the monome norns in your own drone script.
Learn how to use SuperCollider, starting from the basics
Learn about sound synthesis with SuperCollider
Become familiar with sound synthesis elements of SuperCollider
Integrate a SuperCollider script into a monome norns script
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of SuperCollider code
Understand SuperCollider UGens for audio synthesis and mixing
Design your own drone which you can run from SuperCollider
Add SuperCollider code into a norns script
Session Study Topics
Basics of coding in SuperCollider
Workings of audio synthesis UGens and how they can be combined
Adding UGens for sound modulation
Communication between norns scripts and SuperCollider
- A computer and internet connection
- A webcam and mic
- A Zoom account
- A norns device
About the workshop leader
Zack Scholl is a Seattle, Washington based tinkerer who releases music and norns scripts as “infinite digits”.
He has been programming for 12 years as part of his job developing instrumentation and conducting experiments to understand biophysical properties of human proteins.
We have a number of sponsorship places, if the registration fee is a barrier to you joining the workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.