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April 13, 2020 3:00–4:00 pm
Music & Audio

Sonic Pi: Making Music With Code

Taught by Brooks Frederickson

About the Workshop

Learn to use Sonic Pi, a free, easy-to-understand programming language to create music on the fly. Sonic Pi’s built-in samples, synthesizers and effects give you access to any genre of music all through the magic of simple text coding. No coding or music experience needed!

Participants should download the Sonic Pi software, found here, prior to this workshop.

We hope you will be able to join us on Mondays at 3pm for the remainder of the semester for this arts and tech collaboration with the Co-Lab @Home team.

About the Instructor

Brooks Frederickson is a musician and artist based in Durham, NC. A third year PhD student in Music Composition at Duke, Brooks’ research focuses on the community and collaborative aspects of music and art making. His music has been performed internationally, used in films and danced to.

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).