Joanne stands behind a table with a laptop and other electronic music equipment, performing.
Online Event
Wed 06 May

Introduction to Making Music with Live Coding in SuperCollider

with Joanne Armitage

Wed 06 May
18.30 – 20.00

In this workshop, Joanne Armitage will show participants how to get started making music with code in SuperCollider. As part of Mutant Promise's digital programme with Somerset House Studios. 

SuperCollider is a powerful open-source platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. It is free and open source software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

This workshop requires no prior experience with either Supercollider or music production.

Requirements: laptop (masOS/Windows/Linux), and a pair of headphones. Please install SuperCollider in advance. It can be downloaded for free here

The workshop is open to all backgrounds. We specially encourage women and non-binary participants to take part in the workshop.

We will be in touch to registered participants for further workshop details and links to the online meeting room. Please email if you have any questions.

About the Artists

Joanne is a live coder and improsiver working with hardware synthesizers to produce textural and rhythmic sounds. Recent projects include visual album and performance Collision Grounds with artist Anya Stewart-Maggs. In 2018 she participated in a coding cultural exchange between Yorkshire and Tokyo funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Daiwa Foundation and Sasakawa Foundation. In April 2019 as part of British Council’s Amplify programme, she gave a workshop-performance at Mutek Buenos Aires. She curated SXSW first Algorave (2019) supported by Lush, PRS Foundation and British Underground. She has received Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator fund (2018) and is a resident at Somerset House Studios.

Mutant Promise is a programming, producing and artist booking platform supporting the work of musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work.

Taking its title from Adam Harper’s ‘Evolution of Post-Internet Music’, Mutant Promise encapsulates a desire to work with artists who are restless with their medium, whose practice is to continually hack, modify, invent - mutate - the tools and instruments which they're given. The 'promise' is the certainty of the push forward that defines these tools, and how this process shapes new artistic practices in return.