Learn to Hack Web Audio API with G.Hack
Participants will use this API to build simple synths and combine them with other musical feature extraction APIs to make some cool hacks! Aimed at women beginners with no previous programming experience, though all levels are welcome.
G.Hack (QMUL, London, UK) is an art and technology lab founded in 2011 by female researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), with the aim to provide a supportive learning environment in which skills sharing, interdisciplinary collaboration and hands on experimental production can take place. After noticing the low number of female hackers at Music Hack Days, they decide to put together the following team of G.Hackers to teach female attendees of Sónar 2014 some fun hacking skills (and encourage them to participate in future Music Hack Days):
• Nela Brown, Chair of G.Hack, doctoral student at QML’s Cognitive Science Research group, award winning sound artist, musician, technologist and leader.
• Katerina Kosta, doctoral student at QML’s Centre for Digital Music, mathematician, pianist and hacker, researching dynamic variations in expressive music performance.
• Magdalena Chudy, doctoral student at QML’s Centre for Digital Music, computer scientist and professional cellist researching performer-dependent aspects of musical timbre.
• Patrizia Carlota, QML Drama Department alumni, performance maker, production manager, researcher and committee member of VivArtista and ISCaD.
Pre-registration is required.
Interested people, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday 12th, 13.00 – 16.00h
Place: Sala 4
Duration: 3 hours
What to bring: laptop, headphones, latest version of Chrome internet browser installed.
Please take note this activity is offered in English only.
Nela Brown, Chair of G.Hack, doctoral student at Queen Mary University of London Cognitive Science Research group, award winning sound artist, musician, technologist and leader.
And QMUL have another workshop at Sonar, run by Andrew McPherson and Victor Zappi from Centre for Digital Music:
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