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Introduction to Algoraves – Create Code with Music!

  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Creative
    • Experience
  • Online

An Algorave, short for ‘algorithmic rave’, is an event at which programmers perform live (often improvised) performances of music, using nothing but computer code! This often involves a video projection behind the stage, showing the live-coding process in action as the music is being performed. Learn how to create your own Algoraves in this highly entertaining session.

Over the session, students will learn the basic syntax of Sonic Pi and how this can be used to generate interesting looped melodies and rhythms. Then, we will take a brief overview of sound design, and how we can use the inbuilt synth and sample player to create unique sounds of our own. Finally, we will cover some tips on creating a varied live performance and how you can record this for export as a standard audio file.

This experience will serve as a fun introduction to programming for the musically inclined, or for experienced coders as an insight into how they can use their skills to create amazing musical compositions!

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Introduction to Algoraves – Create Code with Music!

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