[PD] [PD-announce] Pure Data goes Back to School @ Pickled Feet, Berlin

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Sat Jan 27 22:44:01 CET 2007

*Pure Data goes Back to School*

Saturday 10 February 2007
14:00 - 20:00

Pickled Feet
Linienstrasse 54 Mitte, Berlin DE
U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. U8, Rosenthaler Pl.
Telephone: 3050187482

Please RSVP m_at_1010.co.uk to reserve places!
Fee: EUR 10

Pure Data is a powerful, free and open source environment for producing 
and manipulating sound, image and data in real time. Because the 
programming is done visually, many artists find it a more intuitive tool 
than traditional text-oriented programming languages. However, many 
newcomers to PD miss the chance to learn the "grammar" and "vocabulary" 
of this visual language, and this results in confusion about how PD 
actually handles sounds and images.

This one-day workshop will give an introduction to Pure Data for 
beginners and for experienced users who might have missed some of the 
fundamentals of the program. We will construct a basic sound 
synthesizer, and use this exercise to go over the deeper mysteries of 
what makes PD tick.

Time will also be set aside for responding to participants' questions 
about their own PD audio projects.

---What to bring:

* Essential:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows
2) Pure Data installed from: http://at.or.at/hans/pd/installers.html
3) Soundcard (internal or external, quality a non-issue)
4) Headphones (!!!!)
5) EUR 10 participation fee

* Recommended/Suggested:

1) MIDI controller/keyboard
2) Microphone
3) USB Joystick
4) Your own soundfiles (WAV, AIFF format)
5) Your own PD audio projects for feedback

---About the Teacher

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since 
then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North 
America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, 
networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound 
and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. Holzer has released 
tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder labels, and 
has co-initiated several internet projects for field recording and 
collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl. He is currently 
writing a Pure Data beginner's manual for the FLOSS Manuals project.

http://www.flossmanuals.net/puredata (under development, feedback welcome)

derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
---Oblique Strategy # 53:
"Do something boring"

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