February 10th: Pure Data with Derek Holzer


Pure Data is a powerful, free and open source environment for
producing and manipulating sound, image and data in real time. Because
the programming is done visually, many artists find it a more
intuitive tool than traditional text-oriented programming
languages. However, many newcomers to PD miss the chance to learn the
“grammar” and “vocabulary” of this visual language, and this results
in confusion about how PD actually handles sounds and images.

This one-day workshop will give an introduction to Pure Data for
beginners and for experienced users who might have missed some of the
fundamentals of the program. We will construct a basic sound
synthesizer, and use this exercise to go over the deeper mysteries of
what makes PD tick.

Time will also be set aside for responding to participants’ questions
about their own PD audio projects.