Live Coding in Supercollider

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In this workshop, live coder Joanne Armitage will show participants how to get started making music with code in SuperCollider.

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In this workshop, live coder Joanne Armitage will show participants how to get started making music with code, covering the basics of setting up a live session in SuperCollider, including sound synthesis techniques, time, structures and patterns.

SuperCollider is a powerful open-source platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. It is free and open source software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

This workshop requires no prior experience with either Supercollider or music production. The workshop is open to all backgrounds. We specially encourage women and non-binary participants to take part in the workshop.

Thursday, November 5, 2020


Online via Zoom (link available upon registration)

Registration: This workshop is PWYC ($20 suggested donation). Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Send an email to and we will manually register you to the workshop. You will receive an email with a Zoom event link a few days prior to the workshop. Contact for any questions.

Materials and downloads required:

  • Laptop (masOS/Windows/Linux)
  • Headphones
  • Please install SuperCollider in advance. It can be downloaded for free here:

About the Instructor:

Joanne Armitage is a live coder and improsiver working with hardware synthesizers to produce textural and rhythmic sounds. Recent projects include visual album and performance Collision Grounds with artist Anya Stewart-Maggs. In 2018 she participated in a coding cultural exchange between Yorkshire and Tokyo funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Daiwa Foundation and Sasakawa Foundation. In April 2019 as part of British Council’s Amplify programme, she gave a workshop-performance at Mutek Buenos Aires. She curated SXSW first Algorave (2019) supported by Lush, PRS Foundation and British Underground. She has received Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator fund (2018).

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at and

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

Image: Flor de Fuego (@flordefuego4)

About Mutant Promise:

This workshop is developed and presented in partnership with Mutant Promise, a new programming, producing and artist booking platform supporting the work of musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work. Check out more of their programming at

PWYC admission for this workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of EQ Bank.

EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada's Challenger Bank™. EQ Bank continually challenges the status quo to bring better banking solutions to Canadians. We are proud to celebrate and elevate the work of emerging digital artists across Canada and contribute to the growth of digital arts practice through arts education and community engagement. To learn more, visit

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