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MAKING MUSIC WITH LIVE CODING

July 27 - August 10, 2021

6 PM - 8 PM EST

Take a deep dive as we ebb and flow through creating abstract rhythms, melodies, and musical compositions through procedural sequencing – in one of the most innovative coding languages ever created, ORCA.

In this powerful, esoteric, abstract, limitless, real-time live coding environment, we control audio software and instruments to manifest our sonic landscapes, and explore. Simple enough for anyone to dive in. Deep enough to satisfy any level of creative exploration, and obsession.

“Orca is an esoteric programming language, designed to create procedural sequencers in which each letter of the alphabet is an operation, where lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame. The application is not a synthesizer, but a flexible livecoding environment capable of sending MIDI, OSC & UDP to your audio interface, like Ableton, Renoise, VCV Rack or SuperCollider.” – Hundredrabbits

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Tuesday July 27th, 6pm-8pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday August 3rd, 6pm-8pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday August 10th, 6pm-8pm

Materials

Zoom Account (register for the free account here).

Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on the day prior to the workshop.

Participants should download the software prior to the workshop.

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.

Cancellation

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.