part of sonic seminars - spring 2012

8/9/10.06.2012 - Seminar: Listening and Learning Systems for Composition and Live Performance, by Nick Collins

This seminar will explore practical machine listening and machine learning methods within the SuperCollider environment, alongside associated technical and musical issues. Applications for such techniques range from autonomous concert systems, through novel musical controllers, to sound analysis projects outside of realtime informing musical composition. We will investigate built-in and third party UGens and classes for listening and learning, including the SCMIR library for music information retrieval in SuperCollider.

Level: intermediate

Tutor: Nick Collins [ ]

Nick Collins is a composer, performer and researcher in the field of computer music. He lectures at the University of Sussex, running the music informatics degree programmes and research group. Research interests include machine listening, interactive and generative music, and audiovisual performance. He co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press 2007) and The SuperCollider Book (MIT Press, 2011) and wrote the Introduction to Computer Music (Wiley 2009). iPhone apps include RISCy, TOPLAPapp, Concat, BBCut and PhotoNoise for iPad.

Friday 08.06.2012, 18:00-22.00h.
Saturday 09.06.2012, 11:00–14:00h, 16:00-19:00h
Sunday 10.06.2012, 11:00–14:00h, 16:00-19:00h

Location: Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació. Sant Adrià, 20. Barcelona. Metro Sant Andreu.

Price: 90€

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This activity is organized by l’ull cec with the collaboration of Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and Fabra Coats – Fábrica de Creació.