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Noah Thorp root at listenlabs.com
Mon Sep 24 11:59:00 EDT 2007

Announcing the October meetup of the Bay Area Computer Music Group. Many thanks to Ge and Spencer for presenting at this. If you are in the Bay Area I am looking forward to seeing you there.

All the best,


Thursday, October 4, 2007, 6:00 PM

Space Gallery, 1141 Polk St , San Francisco, CA
Click here to RSVP: http://electronicmusic.meetup.com/152/

meet each other and participate in planned and impromptu presentations
("lightning talks"). Presentations will be Ge Wang and Spencer Salazar
on ChucK, and Tim Thompson on his Python VST library. Bring your laptop
if you would like to make a short impromptu presentation (projection
screen and sound system available) or tell the group about new projects
and opportunities.

* Ge 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 Sound Lab and Ge is
joining the faculty at Stanford in the Center for Computer Research in
Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). There is a lot of interest forming in the
Computer Music community around ChucK and they have been at it's
originating point. Ge is the chief architect and co-creator of the
language and Spencer is the author of several key components, as well
as the miniAudicle, an IDE for enjoyable ChucKing.  Ge is also
enthusiastic about starting a "West Coast Laptop orchestra".

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
describes his projects and hosts his 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.

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!

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.

forward to meeting all of you, and please feel free to contact me about
presenting for future events, hosting or sponsoring an event, etc. -
noah [at] listenlabs.com.

Ge Wang received his B.S.
in 2000 in Computer Science from Duke University and PhD in 2007
studying with Perry Cook in Computer Science at Princeton University,
and is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Ge conducts research
in real-time software systems for computer music, programming
languages, visualization, new performance ensembles (e.g., laptop
orchestras) and paradigms (e.g., live coding), interfaces for
human-computer interaction, pedagogical methodologies at the
intersection of computer science and computer music. Ge is the chief
architect of the ChucK audio programming language and the Audicle
environment.  He is a founding developer and co-director of the
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), and a co-creator of the TAPESTREA
sound design environment. Ge composes and performs via various
electro-acoustic and computer-mediated means.

Thompson enjoys the creative process of developing artistic software
for both music and visuals, often involving the use of unusual
controllers. Most widely known as the developer of the KeyKit
programming environment for algorithmic and realtime MIDI
experimentation, 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. He lives in Silicon
Valley and collaborates with local ensembles dud ( http://dudland.com/)  and DOUBLE VISION ( http://double-vision.biz/ ). Tim's home page ( http://nosuch.com/tjt/index.html ) documents the variety of his activities and allows people to play with web-based algorithmic music toys.

Salazar is a software engineer and music technologist from San
Francisco. A cohort of the Princeton Soundlab, he is the main developer
of miniAudicle, an integrated development environment for the ChucK
audio programming language.  He has implemented several components of
ChucK proper, and has composed for, performed in, and developed
software for the Princeton Laptop orchestra.  By day he works on
human-computer interface technologies for a Bay Area product
development group.

Meet other computer music technology enthusiasts
for presentations
of computer music techniques and technologies (all music genre outputs
are welcome). If you are a user of max/msp, csound, ChucK,
CLM, Live, Reaktor, Kyma, JMSL, SuperCollider, or other computer music
synthesis, composition, and live performance software this group is for
you. Come to learn new techniques, better the code base, find
collaborators, and find out what what's happening in studios, labs, and
live work spaces around the Bay Area.

You can join the Bay Area Computer Music Group and RSVP for the first event at http://electronicmusic.meetup.com/152/

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