Sonic Pi is a live coding music synthesiser designed to be simple enough for anybody to use. By writing simple lines of code you can quickly create your own musical compositions and before you know it you're modifying the code as it's playing to create your own performances.
In this kick-starer workshop we'll explore the basics of live coding with Sonic Pi - triggering synths and samples, studio FX and live loops. No prior knowledge of coding or music is required. Howeverif you do have experience you'll be able to instantly use this to good effect. Sonic Pi is as much a tool for professional programmers and musicians as it is for 10 year old children.
Together we'll learn, jam, explore, share and perform with each other all through the beautiful creative medium of code.
To attend the workshop, please bring along a laptop and some headphones. You might want to install and play around with Sonic Pi beforehand (http://sonic-pi.net). However, we will provide USB sticks with the latest version of the app for Macs, Windows and Raspberry Pi computers.