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Electronic Music with PureData

image credit: ReactivE [Curve transformation] by Miguel Oliveros, licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional License

image credit: ReactivE [Curve transformation] by Miguel Oliveros, licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional License

PureData is an open source graphic programming environment that is free and easy to learn and use. PD enables artists to have complete creative control over their programming without writing any code. Pd can be used to generate sound, image and video as well as used to process incoming sound and video. The program also can be used to interface with MIDI, sensors, arduino and other devices. PD is a great tool for any artist looking to explore sound, video and various levels of control and creativity with technology. 

Participants don't need anything for the workshop, but are encouraged to bring a laptop and a pair of headphones. Program can be downloaded at https://puredata.info/

WHEN: Saturday August 6, 2-5pm
WHERE: Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW DC
COST: $25

About the instructor:
Morgan Evans-Weiler is a Boston based sound artist, composer, performer, curator and educator whose work includes ensemble and solo compositions, improvisations, sound installations, drawings, concert curation, production and ensemble direction. Exploring the realms of contingency and environment, Evans-Weiler’s works examine the process of change and the inherent creativity that exists as a precondition of our physical and temporal experience. He uses objects, psychoacoustic phenomena, stasis, stillness and our sense of place as compositional material to explore our environmental experience of space and time.

Evans-Weiler maintains a busy performance schedule and has performed throughout the United States. As an ensemble director, he has worked closely with composers Seth Cluett, Sarah Hennies and Mike Bullock and has presented and performed works by John Cage, Anders Dahl, Magnus Granberg, and Jurg Frey. As an improvisor, he has shared the stage with Dave Gross, Bhob Rainey, Dafne Vincent-Sandoval and Andrew Eisenberg among many others. His recent album ‘Violin/Sine’ was called ‘transfixing’ by writer Steve Smith and included in the Boston Globe’s list of ‘Best Local Classical Albums of 2015’

Evans-Weiler produces and curates events throughout Boston and releases CD’s and tapes on his ‘Individual Lines’ imprint.

http://www.me-w.org/