STEIM Events | STEIM Events Archive 2011
27 March 2011 | 14:00 - 18:00 | Workshop | €15,-
Make Every-day Software into a Sonic Instrument
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Ever wonder what your web browser sounds like? In this workshop, performer and programmer Michael Chinen will teach guided sessions where you will turn software you use every day into new sources for sound and inspiration through the use of sonification techniques.
Sonification, the practice of turning data into sound, is a topic all practitioners of interactive art will have to deal with at some point. How do we represent interesting phenomena as sound? It's a broad question that ultimately boils down to how we deal with streams of data. All phenomena, from the motions of the planets to the wiggle of a joystick is eventually brought in to your computer as data. Sonification is all about illuminating the structure and qualities of such data as sound and, further, as music.
The hands-on portion of the workshop covers how to create and use sonified software for generating sound for composition, performance, or just for fun. You are encouraged to bring a mac program that you use often which you would like to sonify. The focus will be on the use of the tools to create new sources of sound for your projects. No prior programming knowledge is necessary, but it might make for some interesting results!
Maximum number of participants: 16
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