Jun 18 2013 | 9:01 pm
    The Department of Music at Goldsmiths are running intensive four-day MaxMSP summer courses designed for anyone working with sound in a creative way, or to expand your fundamental knowledge of the MaxMSP programming environment.
    Introductory Courses (4 day course, 10am-6pm; Either 13, 14, 20, 21 July 2013 or 16-19 July 2013 inclusive) The Max Introductory Courses are designed for anyone working with sound in a creative way, and who wants to expand into the world of custom built innovative software that MaxMSP makes possible. The focus of the course will be on the creative applications of MaxMSP, and on reaching a level of technical understanding and competence as quickly as possible in order that creative activities can begin. The introductory course sets out to provide participants with a secure set of technical and creative skills that will let them use MaxMSP to explore all of these areas.
    Advanced Course (4 day course, 10am-6pm, 23-26 July inclusive) While a fundamental knowledge and familiarity with the software is assumed to build simple creative patches, the participants will be introduced to more specific and underlying topics in data handling and manipulation in order to facilitate more complex programming projects. This course will cover a variety of topics including midi/data controls, sampling techniques and manipulation (live sampling, looping), real-time effects, granulation, audio analysis, FFT, sensors (Arduino) and video analysis and manipulation. The course material has been carefully compiled to highlight the similarities and differences between the different topics in order to allow the participant to quickly acquire the skills to embark on their own more ambitious programming projects.
    Past participants on the course have included performers, sound artists, composers, visual artists, teachers and students, with a huge range of different musical, visual and general artistic backgrounds. It is generally helpful for participants to have had some prior experience in using computer technology for artistic creation, but no prior experience of using MaxMSP is needed for the Introductory Course.
    For further information including course dates and fees, please visit the Music Short Courses website (, or call the Music Office on +44 (0)20 7919 7640.