This workshop will introduce and get people up and running with SuperCollider: the cutting-edge, cross platform and open source audio programming language. It can be downloaded from here:

Its use as a live coding system will be explored after a short introduction to how musicians, scientists and artists use this environment in their work. We will explore the power of SuperCollider as a realtime live coding system.

SuperCollider is split into a language and an audio engine. Any programming language can be a client for the SC audio server.

This 3 hour hands-on workshop will get participants started with audio synthesis in SuperCollider, use of patterns and the just-in-time live coding system. Three clients will be introduced for the SC-server: Lua, Scheme and ixi lang.

Thor Magnusson is a musician/writer/programmer working in the fields of music and generative art. Thor is mainly interested in improvisation, live performances, installations and audio software production. He is a co-founder and member of the ixi audio collective. With ixi he has written various musical software and given workshops and talks in key institutions across Europe on the design and creation of digital musical instruments and sound installations. He lectures at the University of Brighton's Faculty of Art.

Thor has presented and performed in various festivals and conferences, such as Sonar festival, Ertz festival, Transmediale, ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), NIME Conference (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), Impact Festival, Soundwaves festival, Cybersonic festival, Ultrasound festival, and Pixelache.

For further info on ixi, please visit:

Twitter: @thormagnusson


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