Electric Perfume

Intro to Live Coding with Tidal

Intro to Live Coding with Tidal

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Electric Perfume on Google Maps. Link opens in a seperate tab or window. 805 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Price $40 + HST
Register ** Registration Closes 11:59PM February 20, 2018 **

What You Will Learn

In this workshop we will learn the basics of programming in Tidal including implementing functions for composing basic patterns, pattern transforms, and sample modifiers. As we explore Tidal we will develop strategies for music improvisation and composition.

Some examples of Tidal can be found here.

What is Tidal Cycles?

TidalCycles, or Tidal for short, is a text-based domain-specific live-coding language for creating music. Tidal’s focus is on the generation and modification of patterns in real-time. A great language for beginners as the simple interface allows for making complex sound almost immediately while also providing a wide breadth of resources to keep any programming and/or musical enthusiast interested. Tidal is free open source software with installation instructions found here.

Workshop Prerequisites

No programming or music creation experience necessary.

What Do I Need For This Workshop?

Please bring the hardware listed below and have the software installed before the workshop! Unfortunately, we cannot supply computers at this time. ** IMPORTANT ** Ensure you download all of software before the workshop.

Additional Notes

Workshop Attendance: In the case of the workshop not meeting a minimum amount of attendees, fees will be fully refunded. Limited spaces available, so book soon!

Cancellation Policy: To ensure participant attendance, if you have registered for the workshop you must cancel your booking at least seven days before the workshop for a refund.

Payment: Registration for workshop is through Eventbrite. If you do not wish to use Eventbrite you can pay in person at the Electric Perfume storefront. Contact us in advance to arrange a time to come in. We accept credit and cash only. Payment in person must be received by the day prior to the date of the workshop.

Interested in this workshop but the timing didn't work for you? Let us know! Gauging interest in our workshops allows us to know whether we should run them again in the future!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us!

About the Instructor

Ian Jarvis is a performer, producer, and researcher whose work centers around live coding and gesture. He is a researcher at the Distributed Performance and Sensorial Immersion Lab (Dispersion lab), at York University where he is currently working towards his PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies.


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