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March 30, 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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).