*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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