Places for this workshop are limited to 20, please email us your reservation when booking.
This workshop will help users new to Pure Data (Pd) to begin programming in the environment. The workshop is open to any level of beginner, including those who have limited experience of computer music in general. The workshop will cover topics like audio settings in Pd, getting sound in Pd, built-in help and tutorials, public forums for help, and elementary patching (programming). By the end of the workshop, each participant will have the foundations of a working patch as well as the ability to learn more Pd patching on one’s own.
REQUIREMENTS: Each participant will need to bring a laptop with the latest version of Pd installed. Pd can be downloaded from msp.ucsd.edu/software.html Pd is available for Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux. However, if the participant is using Linux, they will need to download the source and compile it for their operating system. The participant should also have speakers (built-in laptop speakers are fine).
Dr Kerry Hagan is a composer and researcher working in both acoustic and computer media. She develops real-time methods for spatialization and stochastic algorithms for musical practice. Her work endeavours to achieve aesthetic and philosophical aims while taking inspiration from mathematical and natural processes. In this way, each work combines art with science and technology from various domains. Her works have been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Kerry performs regularly with Miller Puckette as the Higgs whatever, and with John Bowers in the Bowers-Hagan duo.
As a researcher, Kerry’s interests include real-time algorithmic methods for music composition and sound synthesis, spatialization techniques for 3D sounds and electronic/electroacoustic musicology. Her research has been presented in international conferences around the world. In 2010, Kerry led a group of practitioners to form the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association, where she served as President until 2015.
Currently, Kerry is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre. She is the Principal Investigator for the Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment (SpADE).