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Thursday, April 29th & Friday, April 30th

5pm - 7pm EST

Sliding scale $5 - $15

PWYC, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Email us at


Via Zoom

100% of proceeds will be donated to Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Sanctuary works to end gender violence through three key areas: direct service; outreach, education, and training; and systems-change advocacy. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services.

In partnership with the Computer Music Center at Columbia University


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Coding for Music provides a practice-based focus on digital sound synthesis techniques with Max programming language. Participants will learn the basics of Max software and the art of synthesizing and processing sound.


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.


At the end of the course, participants will design their own unique synthesizer as their final project.

This course is suitable for beginners and open to all levels of musical experience.


Introduction to Max & Digital Sound Synthesis

Additive and Subtractive Synthesis

Amplitude Modulation Synthesis, Ring Modulation, Tremolo

Frequency Modulation Synthesis, Vibrato, Female Synth Pioneers



  • Computer or tablet with Zoom software installed

  • Max software (a free-trial version is available for 30 days)

  • Headphones

  • A second screen for using Zoom is encouraged


Capacity: 20





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.​

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