PURE DATA EXPOSED!
By Derek Holzer + Gerard van Dongen
When: --- Saturday, March 6 11:00-18:00
Where: --- Moira Club - Wolvenstraat 10 - Utrecht - NL
Fee: --- 20 EUR [incl. concert]
Pure Data is a free, open-source software which can be used for live audio and video processing which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Because it is essentially a programming language, the learning curve can be a bit steep. "Pure Data Exposed!" aims to flatten this curve by presenting begginer's-level installation and programming instruction, and by showing performance examples of what the program is capable of doing. The end goal is to give the participants enough background to begin their own explorations in Pure Data.
Participants should bring their own laptops. The first hour of the workshop will be for installation. Space is limited to 8 places! Reserve your space early!
Gerard van Dongen [NL]
Rotterdam musician Gerard van Dongen is known in Holland for his work as an improv musician in the WORM scene, his work with the Rotterdam Snaar Project, and his creations as a composer for dance and theater. He is also an avid sound programmer, using such tools as Pure Data and CSound to make algorithmic and generative sound machines.
Derek Holzer [USA/NL]
Sound and radio artist Derek Holzer has a background in free radio, net.radio and streaming media technologies. He was involved with some of the first net.radio experiments in Hungary (Pararadio) and Czech Republic (Radio Jeleni) and participated in the ongoing Acoustic Space Lab project.
Recently, his work has focused on capturing and transforming small, unnoticed sounds from various natural and urban locations and on the electromagnetic resonances in our everyday environment as well as the use of free software such as Linux and Pure-Data.
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Make your way from Utrecht Central Station to the Neude, turn left at the rabbit sculpture into the Voorstraat. Follow the Voorstraat until you see the City/Movies cinema on your right. Turn left, follow the Plompetorengracht till the end. Here you will find the Moira Gallery.
Take a bus to the Janskerkhof [bus 2, 3, 4, 8, 11]. From there follow the small canal called Drift to the left, cross the Voorstraat and follow the Plompetorengracht till the end.
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