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[announce] Symposium in Bristol UK

Mar 11 2009 | 8:18 am

apologies for cross posting…

Efficiency & Expression: Music, Languages, Code, Interaction

Saturday 28 March 2009
10.30 to 16.00
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, UK
More info:

Throughout the day a range of speakers will present their work – both technical and creative – with a view to raising some important questions. Towards the end of the day there will be an opportunity to discuss any ideas raised with the day’s speakers. In addition to these activities there will be opportunities, at various points during the day, to experience and interact with some of the software, systems and creative work presented.

The themes of "efficiency" and "expression" will be explored by the speakers through a range of topics:

_ live audiovisual feedback
_ audiovisual concatenative synthesis
_ computer representations of music
_ computer music languages and libraries
_ expressive and efficient user interface design
_ the relationship between the "instrument" and technology
_ optimising DSP code for expressive ends

Invited speakers include:

Nick Collins …
John Dack …
Jamie Bullock …
Alex Harker …

Best wishes,


Mar 27 2009 | 12:08 pm

Just a reminder of this event tomorrow.

In particular we have Alex Harker (very active over on the dev forum). An overview of his talk is:

Maximising and harnessing the full expressive potential of currently available technology: DSP / code optimisation. Inefficient creative projects: Issues surrounding creative work necessitating the development of in-depth supporting technical tools. Time-efficiency within the creative process: Facilitating expression through the development of efficient techniques for composing.
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