Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will gain new skills in sound synthesis, interface design, protocols and conventions used in open source art projects. Students will be familiar with basic technologies for mapping sensor data to sound or graphical data. 

Credits: 1

Schedule: 18.04.2016 - 22.04.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Antti Ikonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti Ikonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This seminar and workshop focuses on sound and code as artistic material 
    in the fields of new music, sound synthesis, extended instruments, installations 
    and live coding. In order to get familiar with building experimental new 
    instruments, interfaces and sound installations, the powerful SuperCollider audio
    programming environment will be introduced. Others tools and frameworks are also 
    supported (Pure Data, Processing, Arduino, JavaScript, etc...). The Open Sound 
    Control (OSC) protocol will be introduced in the context of networked 
    systems between different software, machines or geographical locations. 
    Participants will read key texts in the field and contextualise their 
    own practice within the theoretic and art-historic area in which they work. 

    Keywords: live coding, generative, extended instruments, sound synthesis, non-linear composition 


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course consists of lectures, demos, reading groups, and practical 
    work. In order to get credited, the student must complete a practical 
    hands-on personal project. This can take any form, as long as it relates to the course topic and fits the
    background and interests of the participants. A strong element in the 
    seminar is theoretical and aesthetic reflections on the work produced 
    and analysed; students will be asked to read and participate in group 
    discussions on key academic papers on the field. 


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The workshop consists of lectures with case examples and tutored hands-on work. 36h teaching.


Study Material