No Diary: No computer music diary this week.

This first workshop is called “hello sine” because making pure sine wave is pretty much the “Hello, World!” of computer music.

Pre-Workshop Content

There isn’t much pre-reading for week 1, since the class hasn’t really started yet.

Goals for this week

The main purpose of the first workshop is to get Pd up and running on everyone’s laptop—because if you don’t have that working then you won’t be able to participate in this course.

  1. to be able to make a noise with Pd
  2. to be able to make a screen recording (with sound!)
  3. fork and clone the workshop repository, install Visual Studio Code and Git.
  4. start making some ensemble music.


If you get stuck, try asking for help in the #techsupport channel on Teams.

Creative Notes

Just for inspiration, have a look at some of the most famous Laptop Orchestras (the cool kids call them LOrks) perform live.

If you find any more cool videos, drop them in the #inspo channel on Teams.

Live coding

Network performance



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