Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of September 2011 13:00-18:00

Introduction to SuperCollider – from the very beginning.

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. But what does that mean?

“Programming” is the act of giving a computer instructions to follow. Using SuperCollider involves typing commands into a text window and getting some sounds in return. So why would anybody want to do that?

- for musicians: to have greater control over synthesis and create sounds not possible through other means.
- for sound engineers or scientists: to have a better understanding of the nature of sound and digital audio.
- for composers: to explore the world of algorithmic composition, an area in which SuperCollider excels.

-for the curious: to investigate something new and different, and make some cool sounds.

This course assumes no prior knowledge whatsoever in the fields of computer science or sound synthesis. Starting from “what is a synthesizer,” and with an emphasis on practical action, we progress quickly to making and controlling sound patches, taking in digital audio synthesis and computing topics as they arise.

To prepare for participation in this introductory course, download and install a free version of SuperCollider at the link below:
Versions are available for Mac, Linux and Windows. Please make sure that you have a running version installed before you come to the course.
For all installation questions and problems send an email to prior to the course.

Instructor: This course will be taught by Chris Jeffs an advanced SuperCollider user who has been working with this software since the last ten years.

Maximum number of participants is 12 Pre-registration is essential and can be done by sending an email to if you dont get a confirmation of your registration please call us, +49(0)17620626386
This workshop assumes no technical background or experience whatsoever. It is accessible to novice and advanced participants alike or those simply interested in the subject area. All materials will be provided.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of September 2011
13:00-18:00 with a 15 min break

40 €

location: NK
Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage
12059 Berlin DE
tel: +49(0)17620626386