Workshops @ LAC 2011

Workshops at the LAC come in different flavours:

  • session to make people familiar with your software through a training or hands-on demonstration.
  • request for assistance for your project: tell a group of people about your project and what kind of assistance you are looking for.
  • learn from a group of [developers|composers|users] how your application can be improved.
  • work with a group towards a goal, e.g. combining several pieces of software and hardware into a working system.

If you want to add a performance here, please specify your e-mail address (somewhat disguised to prevent spam) or other information we can use to contact you.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

Provisional Schedule

Workshops are scheduled in 2-hour slots in parallel with the paper sessions. They will take place at the New Music room, Music Dept., Logic House, South Campus. This schedule is provisional and might change.

Friday

2:00 Jeremy Jongepier: Configuring your system for low-latency real-time audio processing

4:00 Daniel James: DIY Radio Station Storage, Scheduling and Streaming with Airtime

Saturday

2:00 Jeremy Jongepier: Composing and producing with GNU/Linux

4:00 Luka Princic: Transmittance

Sunday

2:00 S. Jagannathan: Din

Workshop Offers & Suggestions

Jeremy Jongepier (AutoStatic) offers to do a workshop demonstrating his recording/DAW workflow: message on LAU ”…one about creating/composing/producing a song with GNU/Linux (which will actually be a presentation of my workflow with practical examples)…”

Abstract sent:
The GNU/Linux audio environment is very much based on modularity as opposed to the monolithic approach on other platforms. As a result the GNU/Linux audio environment is very flexible and can be considered more an extension of an analogue set up with its intrinsic pros and cons. This is a totally different paradigm than used on other platforms so musicians coming from those other platforms can have a hard time adapting to the GNU/Linux modular approach. The aim of this workshop is to show by the use of a musician's workflow how you can benefit from the countless possibilities such a modular environment has to offer. — Jeremy Jongepier 2011/02/21 14:14

He offered a second workshop on Jan 19th on “configuring your system for low-latency real-time audio processing”. Abstract to be sent.

Abstract sent:
Just installing GNU/Linux and a real-time kernel doesn't turn your system in a real-time low latency environment at once. A properly configured system demands some more modifications to what most distributions set up by default. And in a lot of cases a real-time kernel isn't even necessary. So besides going through some of the most important ways to improve the performance of your system this workshop may also debunk some tenacious myths. — Jeremy Jongepier 2011/02/21 14:12

Airtime

Daniel James offers a workshop on 'DIY Radio Station Storage, Scheduling and Streaming with Airtime', see the Airtime homepage for background.


din

din is a free software musical instrument that uses Bezier curves for waveforms, gating, fm & am, delays and fx. Originally designed to play Indian classical music using the computer mouse like a bow it is now moving steadily towards a general purpose sound composition environment (live visual sound editing + Tcl scripting, IRC bot control etc). I (S Jagannathan, jagernot@gmail.com) have been developing this project for the last 4 years and hope to conduct a workshop and present if possible along with Pure Data / CSound / Super Collider presenters at LAC 2011:

main website

Bezier waveforms demo

Google code SVN

Sound samples

some videos:

Waveform editing video

MIDI support demo


Transmittance

We (Wanda & Nova deViator / Maja Delak & Luka Princic) are offering to present (in a form of presentation with some practical demonstration - max 1 hour) our latest research and development of multimedia and performance work, all based on FLOSS. Here's an abstract about project “Transmittance”:

Transmittance explores artistic and scientific collaboration which is local, global, networked and broadcasted. It aims to research performative possibilities of streaming, broadcasting and telepresence forging new types of performance and audience with focus on critical and socially aware artistic languages.
A Transmittance context: Free streaming technology and telepresence software opened a possibility for new affordable spaces for performance. In late capitalism we are bombarded with images of body. We are manipulated with the notions of freedom and pleasure through the visual. It's an environment that increasingly segregates people by way of ethically questionable free market logic principles. Free software and open standards encourage innovation, cooperation and solidarity in developed and developing world.
Processing of the audio/visual and the corporeal on a stage is an important strategy to subvert the numbing and blinding effects of contemporary life. Let's invent our own ways how to position our perceptions of self in relation to freedom, pleasure and society of (promised) wealth. Let's open new spaces of visibility for performance and new media art. We need to actively bypass power structures that have a hold on physical spaces of artistic representation. Let's forge connections to new online audiences and collide different specifics of various artistic media.

The project's page is not up, so mainly these for now:
wndv.si
youtube.com/watch?v=JWczaBwUqbE

This will not include a scientific paper, so it should be regarded similar to a workshop.

contact: wndv_AT_wndv_DOT_si


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