KYLE EVANS, INSTRUCTOR
Intro to Digital Synthesis and Performance / with Max
wednsDAYS 6PM — 9PM
from April 11
to May 21
7 class sessions
+ student showcase
east side collective
2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702
WHY WE <3 DIGITAL SOUND SYNTHESIS
Digital experiments with sound push the boundaries of timbre, perception, new instruments & performance
CREATE DIGITAL SOUNDS / MUSIC
Learn to design sounds from scratch
This class will guide you through the basics of digital synthesis, sound sample manipulation, and live audio processing inside the Max programming environment. We'll take these techniques into the real-time by learning how to use performance tools such as MIDI instruments, video game controllers, and mobile apps to control your creations.
You will receive hands-on training in Max, a programming environment specifically designed with artists and musicians in mind.
Kyle will guide you in developing your own project through hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This course is designed for artists and musicians looking to expand their work into the world of creative coding.
The class culminates with each student creating an individually or collaboratively designed digital performance or interactive work to display at the dadageek showcase. You can check out past showcase performances here.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Hands-on experience in the Max programming environment
Designing and building Max patches for live performance or installation
Understanding the MIDI protocol
Using various sound synthesis and processing techniques
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
An interest in sound and/or electronic music
No prior coding experience necessary
"I consider myself a musician & a new media artist. I incorporate sound and composition into my installations and my performances."
— KYLE EVANS
Kyle Evans is a new media artist, sound designer, electronic instrument creator, educator, and performer. His collective work ranges from music technology development to new media installation.
He has invented many electronic musical and video instruments ranging from studio-based synthesizers to performance-based computer interfaces.
He has performed and presented his work throughout the United States and Europe including Transmediale in Berlin, the International Computer Music Conference at Columbia University, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago.