Workshop: live coding music
Use SonicPi to make your crowd dance!
Hands on keyboards: we'll code some music and give SonicPi a try. The workshop is a short but never-to-be-forgotten practical introduction to the principles of live coding. Bring your device and headphones.
Hands on keyboards: we'll code some music and give the software SonicPi a try. The workshop is a short but never-to-be-forgotten practical introduction to the principles of live coding. It's open for everyone*.
>> Bring a device that is able to run SonicPi and headphones that can be connected to it. (Also useful: some keyboard and a screen. If included, a laptop is fine.) Bonus points: install SonicPi in advance! It's also okay just to watch, but, obviously, you'd miss the fun.
>> NOTHING TO HIDE >> Live coding is about ultimate disclosure. Let the audience look behind the scenes and follow every character while you are typing it! Sounds stressful? Kind of. But mistakes are human. A lesson in error culture.
>> IN THE MATTER OF OUR SECURITY >> There is no other opportunity to securely try and catch a base drop.
>> THERE AIN'T NO PROBLEM >>The world is a mess. But live coding is about happiness. We will celebrate, make great music (at least sounds), and forget what we could have coded in the meantime. <3 It is a playful activity, one might learn something.
(*) No matter if you are not yet used to coding at all or a professional (but probably bored?) software developer. We'll start with the basics, get insane later, and known concepts might be come to use in new fashion. Only requirements: interest in sound of any kind; patience.
(In case you're already into live coding OR SonicPi: let's do this together, join, and write me a message: hejn at riseup dot net.)
 official page: http://sonic-pi.net
 Workshop material: http://pi.hejn.de
- Official Sonic Pi Website
- Video of some person coding fancy music stuff with SonicPi (we probably won't get there in our session…)
- >> Workshop material