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Introduction

"Limitations live only in our minds, but if we use our imaginations and creativity our possibilities become limitless.”

Concerts are where you can see trained musicians create harmony with music from instruments. Kurukshetra 2014 is where you get to be a techno-musician and bring out digital music by just typing out lines of code! For the first time, put algorithms to use and create instantaneous music. Beyond music, live coding can also be used to generate dynamically changing visuals! You code and your output just flashes in the background. You can also make it move to your own music as you type on.

Are you thinking twice because you have never touched any musical instrument in your life? Well you don’t have to for all you need is the patience to code and some creativity.

If all these sound exciting then here is something that’s going to keep you glued to your laptop.

Welcome to “LIVE CODING” workshop, the first of its kind in India, to satisfy your creative quest. Code your way to musical euphoria!

Sessions

DAY 1(30-01-2014)

Session 1

Timing :  10.00 A.M - 12.00 P.M

Topic   :  Live Coding – Lecture

Lunch Break

Timing :   12.00 P.M - 1.00 P.M

 

Session 2

Timing :  1.00 P.M - 4.00 P.M

Topic   :  Introduction to Super Collider for Live Coding

 

DAY 2 (31-01-2014)

Session 3

Timing :  10.00 A.M - 12.00 P.M

Topic   :  Introduction to Super Collider for Live Coding 

Lunch Break

Timing :   12.00 P.M - 1.00 P.M

Session 4

Timing :  1.00 P.M - 3.00 P.M

Topic   :  Introduction to Ixi Lang            

Session 5

Timing :  3.00 P.M – 5.00 P.M

Topic   :  Introduction to Fluxus

Session 6

Timing :  5.00 P.M - 6.00 P.M

Topic   :  Live coding session

Speaker

Ms. Alexandra Cárdenas

Musician-Composer/Programmer/Improviser

Ms.Cárdenas’s work focuses on experimentation using live electronics, improvisation, creation of controllers and interfaces and lives coding. She has recently organized two experimental music festivals- ‘ArsFutura’ and ‘Odiuresion’ for Radio UNAM. She is currently living in Berlin, Germany pursuing her Masters degree in Sound Studies at the University of Arts.Cardenas. She is a live coder who specializes in composing music through live coding. Alexandra is an expert in a live coding environment called SUPERCOLLIDER. 

For more details, http://cargocollective.com/tiemposdelruido/home

Rules

Eligibility

Participants should have a valid ID card from recognized educational institutions are eligible for the workshop.

Type of Participation

Participants have to register individually for the workshop. They can be from Computer Science, ECE and Information Technology streams.

Technical requirements

Participants should bring their laptop and headphones.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop.

Payment details

The cost of the workshop is INR 1500/-. The mode of payment will be intimated to the shortlisted participants through E-Mail.

Certificate 

Certificates will be provided to the participants only if he / she attends all the sessions. Failing to do so, the participant's registration will stand cancelled and he/she will also forfeit the registration fee.

FAQs

1) Why should I attend this workshop?

Because this is going to be the first ever live coding workshop to be organized in India. 

2) Is the workshop going to be theoretical? 

Definitely No! The lecture sessions will be supplemented by demonstrations and hands on sessions so as to make you feel enthusiastic. 

3) Do you provide accommodation for this workshop?

Yes, it is a two-day workshop and hence accommodation will be given based on availability and nativity.

You should register separately and pay for the accommodation.

4) Who can attend this workshop?

Anybody who has an interest towards coding and love for music are welcome! A basic knowledge and understanding of programming will be required.

5) What would I gain from this workshop?

This is what Alexandra herself had to say,

The participants will discover the new artistic practice of what live coding is about, the community that is creating it and its expressions all around the world; will be able to debate and discuss the importance of open source software and the impact it has in our society and its cultural expressions; will acquire basic knowledge of three of the most important softwares used for live coding audio and visuals; will acquire basic tools and knowledge to start live coding themselves and the capacity to create a live coding community in their own country.

Contact

For queries contact:

Archana     : +91 7708038310

Sri Ganesh: +91 9789967312

 

Mail us at: livecoding@kurukshetra.org.in