Instructor: Hugo Paris

Two evenings:

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

In this workshop, you will be invited to integrate a small design team with other students. You will be taking a software instrument from concept to completion using pre-existing Pure Data (PD) building blocks. Physical controls are selected and carefully mapped by design-teams to maximize workflow in the context collaborative performances from a single software instrument. Teams will be invited to describe their design, and collaboratively showcase their instrument in a fun learning environment. Engaging collaborative musical experiences encourage to explore the inner workings of the provided macro-modules. Acquired skills and software tools enable to further develop own designs. Further control options will be explored in the Sensing the World with Pure Data workshop.


A desire to integrate fun team environment to make own instrument design and perform with it

Intro to audio synthesis with Pure Data - or equivalent knowledge

Learning Skills/takeaways

Design-thinking / experimentation applied to musical instrument design

Creative Teamwork / Group - Performance / Collaborative problem solving

Project management (small scale)

Physical control interface design: controller(s), mapping

Creative coding and audio algorithms using the Pure Data environment and an object-oriented approach.

Understanding of provided Pure Data building blocks to further develop own instrument


Polyphonic Collaborative Software Instrument

MultiTimbral sample player drum machine

Midi controls mapped to optimize collaborative performances.

Session outcome examples:

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