Somerset House Studios

Music Hackspace: TidalCycles Meetup with Blue Maignien

(women & nonbinary only)

Tue 22 May 2018
18.30 - 21.00
New Wing

TidalCycles meetups are a series of informal, participatory meetups focusing on Alex Mclean’s open source, accessible livecoding platform. They’re very loosely structured, with occasional short talks and performances.

This meetup is for any self identifying women and nonbinary people, and will be hosted by Blue Maignien. Blue makes music with Tidal under the name Hortense. They learned tidal without any electronic music or computing background and encourage all abilities to join in.

No programming experience is necessary for these meetups. They are open to all abilities and are an excellent opportunity to learn how to start making music with code. We encourage you to bring a laptop and headphones to make the most of the meetup. There’s no need to have come to previous meetups to come to this one.

TidalCycles is a programming language for live coding pattern. It allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of transforming and combining them, exploring complex interactions between simple parts.

Tidal is open source and can be downloaded for free here. If you have any problems with installation we’d be happy to help out in the meetup. If you’re keen to develop your Tidal knowledge beforehand, there are plenty of great resources available. See our document of resources for independent learning here.

The meetup is organised by Music Hackspace.

Drinks will be available from the bar next to the entrance to the New Wing of Somerset House.

The venue is located on the ground floor of Somerset House and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any other access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

If you have any questions about this event please contact

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