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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:34:22 -0400
Subject: [class] SuperCollider Class this Saturday!
From: Harvestworks
Reply-To: info@harvestworks.org


Dan St.Clair
Saturday, August 23, 12 noon - 6pm.
Supercollider is a free environment and programming language for real time
audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.

HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince

Class cost: $220 for members, $280 for non-members. Membership is
$75/yr. To sign up, go to our website:
- then click on "Audio". You can pay by PayPal or Credit Card.

SuperCollider 3 is a software environment for sound synthesis,
performance, and live coding.. It has an extensive library of
hundreds of unit generators and is well suited to projects that
require the dynamic creation of multiple synthesis patches or
high level compositional abstractions. Supercollider is "free"
software distributed under the Gnu Public License and is
available at http://supercollider.sourceforge.net . While
SuperCollider is constantly evolving through a particularly
active developer and user community a stable version (3.2)
is available that serves as the reference version for a book that
is forthcoming from MIT press.

SuperCollider 3 separates synthesis from control into separate
applications: a synthesis server and an object oriented
programming language. This creates a very open and adaptable
environment. For example, one copy of the language to control
multiple servers, providing a simple way to take advantage of the
multi-processing capabilities of current computers. It is also
possible for multiple performers to share a single server or to
play material on one another's machines. The synthesis server can
be controlled by any application that supports the OSC protocol,
such as Java or Max/MSP (see http://opensoundcontrol.org).

Teacher Bio:

Dan St. Clair makes sound installations and performances that
playfully reconsider our daily listening habits. He has exhibited
in public spaces and galleries in Berlin, Vienna, Seoul,
Shanghai, and across the USA. His piece Call Notes (2006) uses
SuperCollider in conjunction with solar-powered digital circuitry
to synthesize the sound of birds singing popular melodies. Dan
graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sound
Department in 2006, and from Wesleyan University in 2004. He has
studied with Nic Collins, Mary Jane Jacob, Ron Kuivila, and Anne

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Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides
resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental
work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible
with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National
Endowmentfor the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials
for the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust,
the Aaron Copland Fund, mediaThe foundation, the Foundation for Con-
temporary Art, the Jerome Foundation, the Argosy Foundation and the
New York State Music Fund.
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HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince
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