The workshops are free and should be useful to experienced composers with a variety of backgrounds and styles. We do recommend you bring your own laptop (with slippery chicken already installed) but computers will also be available to participants.
Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media, Essen, Germany, 16-18 May 2013Folkwang University of the Arts, Klemensborn 39, 45239 Essen, Germany
Conservatorio di Musica "F.A. Bonporti", Trento, Italy, May 8-10 20131 Santa Maria Maddalena Street, Trent, Italy
ZKM Karlsuhe, Germany, July 19-21 20122pm July 19th to 5pm July 21st.
Lorenzstraße 19, D - 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.
Edinburgh, UK, July 6-8 20122pm July 6th to 5pm July 8th.
Sound Lab, 1st Floor, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF.
Getting ready for the workshops
Please install slippery chicken along with CMN and CLM (if possible on your Operating System). If you're not using the OSX slippery chicken application, we recommend SBCL as this is currently the main Lisp implementation we use during development.
In addition, it would be helpful if you would install Lilypond 2.14.2
The slippery chicken workshops will involve working in the general programming language Common Lisp. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with Lisp and install slippery chicken on your own computer before attending the workshops. There are links to Lisp implementations on the installation page, and some other resources can be found here:
- Peter Seibel's online book Practical Common Lisp
- The online Common Lisp reference work Common Lisp HyperSpec at CMU
- The reference work Common Lisp the Language, available in many formats
- Touretzky's Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation
In order to familiarise you with
slippery chicken during the workshops, several exercises will be worked on
individually and as a group.