Make music with code, with Lucy Cheesman

Music Hackspace


£30.00




June 19 @ 18:30 - 21:00 at Somerset House Studios

Learn to make music with code using Foxdot, taught by Lucy Cheesman. FoxDot was created in 2015 to try and open the pathways to Live Coding for users who may be new to programming and want to use it create music quickly and easily. FoxDot is an easy-to-use Python library that creates an interactive programming environment and talks to the powerful sound synthesis engine, called SuperCollider to make music. FoxDot schedules musical events in a user-friendly and easy-to-grasp manner that makes live coding easy and fun for both programming newcomers and veterans alike.

Requirements: Participants should bring a laptop (OSX / Windows/ Linux), and a pair of headphones. Please install FoxDot in advance. You can find details on how to install here. This workshop requires no prior experience with either Foxdot or music production.

Lucy Cheesman makes sound installations as part of creative collective SONA and performs live coded music using open source software solo as Heavy Lifting and in collaboration as TYPE. She also runs a record label called Pickled Discs which is dedicated to promoting experimental electronic sounds.

She is a board member at Access Space, a charity for the promotion of arts and technology and is a founder member of SONA, an organisation which supports women in music technology through creative projects. She organises and facilitates inclusive workshops and events and recently acted as project lead on a year-long initiative to build a community of practice for women in sound and music technology. Lucy was part of the 2018 cohort of the Sound and Music Composer-Curator programme, and has also received project funding from Arts Council England and Sheffield Hallam University.

Through her interest in engaging marginalised groups with creative technology, she has contributed to research showing how community building approaches can have a significant impact on redressing inequalities in digital arts.

We can offer a student discount of 10% off this workshop. Please email us for a discount code (workshops@musichackspace.org).

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 or any of our workshops please contact workshops@musichackspace.org.


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