still from YouTube of man using Estuary to code

The Audiovisual Coding series, led by local composer/programmer Carl Testa, will continue with the next installment on December 6th. The series was recently acclaimed by the New Haven Independent in its recent writeup, noting the “…possibilities for gaining confidence in learning how to code. It also suggested compelling questions about what music composition is when the software makes some of the decisions.”

In each session of the series, participants are introduced to the basics of writing computer code through the concept of creative live-coding, where changes written in the software code change sound and video in real time. The coding will be done using the free, open source software Estuary, “a platform for collaboration and learning through live coding”, that lets users create sound, music, and visuals on their internet browser. Principles and skills learned through this interactive environment can be applied to any coding language as well as problem solving in general. Those who are interested in learning things through art, creativity and games are encouraged to participate, regardless of coding experience. First time coders or those who are code-curious are welcome to attend!

Here’s a brief introductory video to Estuary and Live Coding for those who missed our first two sessions. Don’t worry, catching up is a piece of cake!

You can register for the Audiovisual Coding class here! No previous experience is required.

This event is supported in part by an Artists Respond grant administered through the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.