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CODING FOR MUSIC II
SYNTHESIZING WITH MAX
Saturday, May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
11am - 1pm EST
Sliding scale $95 - $125
In partnership with the Computer Music Center at Columbia University
Coding for Music II is an expansion on our introductory Max programming language course. It will broaden the ways you can use digital sound synthesis techniques within Max. Led by sound artist and educator, Dr. Zeynep Özcan, participants will learn how to implement polyphonic and granular synthesis, sampling, and sequencing.
Each week, we will cover a different synthesis technique used by pioneering electronic music composers through critical listening sessions. Weekly coding assignments will include real-time digital signal processing in Max, and submissions will be reviewed for feedback.
At the end of the course, participants will design their own unique sequencers for use in live performances or compositions.
This course is suitable for those with basic knowledge of Max software and open to all levels of musical experience.
Cycling '74 is generously offering a free year-long Max 8 license to all participants (worth $99!).
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Computer or tablet with Zoom software installed
Max software (a free-trial version is available for 30 days)
A second screen for using Zoom is encouraged
Dr. Zeynep Özcan is a sonic artist, singer, and author. She holds a Ph.D. in Music, an M.A. in History of Architecture, and a B.A. in Philosophy. Her work focuses on the design and composition of interactive virtual sound environments and the applications of animal behavior to sound art works. Works by Dr. Özcan have been performed and presented throughout the world in concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. As a musician, she plays piano and electronics and has performed with several bands and choirs. Dr. Özcan is currently a lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Ticket holders may request to cancel reservations for a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Cancellation requests made within 48 hours of the start of the event or after it has started will not be honored. Reservations can be transferred to someone else anytime before the start of a class.