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Online SuperCollider Meetup

Date: April 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


SuperCollider Meetup:
Meeting ID: 974 3258 0111
Link: https://zoom.us/j/97432580111
SuperCollider is an open source framework for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. It’s one of the most popular and widely used programming environments for sound work and is available for free for all platforms – it can even be embedded on micro computers like the Raspberry Pi and Bela.
SuperCollider is useful for many things: Algorithmic composition, generative music, all things computer music, livecode performances, in conjunction with microcontrollers and sensors, for installation work, multi channel work, dsp, research, ambisonics or simply sound hacking.
At these meetups, SuperCollider users of all skill levels get together to share ideas, frustrations, help each other and show off projects and workflows in an inspiring and friendly way.


About the guests:

James Harkins
James Harkins composes and performs with SuperCollider under the moniker Process Prototype, with 20 years’ experience ranging from academic/experimental music to techno, house, breakbeats and ambient. Recent work focuses on a self-designed live coding environment, cll , implemented entirely in the SuperCollider language, most recently featured at the Guangzhou Outdoor Arts Festival in January 2024, with Michael Garza (bassoon). Dr. Harkins is currently an Associate Professor in the Modern Music Department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China, teaching electronic music production, film music and sound design.
James will demonstrate his live coding improvisation environment, unpoetically named “chucklib-livecode,” with detours into some of the Quark components that it uses.
Anna Xambó
Anna Xambó is an experimental electronic music producer and researcher. Her research and practice concentrate on creating sound and music computing systems looking at novel approaches to collaborative, participatory, and live coding experiences. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Computing at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. She is the PI of the AHRC-funded project “Sensing the Forest: Let the Forest Speak using the Internet of Things, Acoustic Ecology and Creative AI” (2023-2025) and has also led the EPSRC HDI Network Plus funded project “MIRLCAuto: A Virtual Agent for Music Information Retrieval in Live Coding” (2020-2021).
“In this session, I will present the state of affairs of the development of MIRLCa, a self-built tool in SuperCollider, which is a user-friendly live coding environment that allows the live coder to query crowdsourced sounds from the Freesound online database using MIR techniques together with interactive machine learning based on the FluCoMa library resulting in a crafted sound-based music style. The session will start by showing a workflow example of music conceptualisation using the tool, the development process and status, and the reception of the tool by the live coding community so far.”
About the host:
The SuperCollider meetups are hostet by Mike McCormick. Mike McCormick (he/him) is an artist and programmer working with sound, text, and visual media. Often combining custom algorithms with human performers and ultra-personal material, his work looks at life though a voyeuristic lens to examine the ecstatic, the fragile, and the banal. He grew up in Canada’s subarctic, lived nomadically for a decade, and has been