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New Event: Bay Area Computer Music Meetup: ChucK, Python VST, and More

From: Noah T.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 4:43 PM
Announcing a new event for Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group!

What: Bay Area Computer Music Meetup: ChucK, Python VST, and More

When: Thursday, October 4, 6:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: The first Bay Area Computer Music Tech meetup will be Thursday October 4th from 6-8pm at Space Gallery (1141 Polk St, SF). Come meet each other and participate in planned and impromptu presentations ("lightning talks"). Bring your laptop if you would like to make a short impromptu presentation (projection screen and sound system available) or just tell the group about new projects and opportunities.

The planned presentations will be:
* Ge G. Wang and Spencer Salazar presenting on the ChucK audio programming language: http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/ . Ge and Spencer are both alumni of the Princeton Soundlab and Laptop Orchestra. There is a lot of interest forming in the computer music community around ChucK and they have been at it's originating point. Ge has just accepted a teaching position at the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics (CCRMA) and is enthusiastic about starting the West Coast Laptop Orchestra - let him know if you are interested!

* Tim Thompson will be presenting on a library he has written that allows Python programmers to access the vast variety of VST plugins and synth instruments. He is a former longtime Bell Labs / AT&T / Network Appliance developer who has written a number of computer music frameworks (notably KeyKit). He has more recently been inspired by events such as Burning Man and Woodstockhausen, where his interactive creations include a 12-foot high lyre and an antique radio. Tim's home page documents the variety of his activities and allows people to play with web-based algorithmic music toys: http://nosuch.com/tjt/index.html

* Short "lightning talk" style presentations from users who have attended with their laptops. Contacting me in advance for this is not necessary unless you have specific concerns.

Additional presenters may be announced - contact me if you are interested making a longer planned presentation at this or future meetups.

The event will be held at Space Gallery, 1141 Polk St in San Francisco - http://www.spacegallerysf.com/ . There will be a projection screen and stereo sound system. It is an enjoyable space and will be open for people to socialize after the presentations. There will be light food to enjoy while you are talking. Many thanks to Ray at Space Gallery for hosting this meetup!

At 9pm the venue will switch gears from Computer Music Technology Group tech talk. Further eclectic inspiration begins at 9pm as professional skateboarders do a short exhibition on a small portable half-pipe skate ramp inside the gallery while CB Records Mophone and friends perform mashup sets of live rock and funk re-mixes. Should be amazing!

Polk street also offers a variety of restaurants for after meetup dining and conversing.

Looking forward to meeting all of you, and please feel free to contact me - noah listenlabs.com

Learn more here:
http://electronicmusic.meetup.com/152/calendar/6391689/

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