SOUND AUGMENTED: Live Electronics & Sound Installation


SOUND AUGMENTED is a program that gives composers and sound-artists the opportunity to reflect and experiment with alternative ways of sonic productions. Students are encouraged to produce works that surpass the classic concert set up paradigm and re-define sound production, such as but not limited to: installations, site-specific compositions, sound production as a social pattern, sound beyond music, etc…  The program is dedicated to artists who seek to artistically exchange with a small internationally selected community in order to realize their next project and take the next step on their own artistic path.

peter-ablinger-bannerThis year’s guest faculty will be: Peter Ablinger and Jean-François Charles. They will provide selected artists with private lessons and masterclasses on special topics.

Individual projects suggestions:
The student should describe his/her project when applying. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • writing a piece for instruments & live electronics (describe the live electronics set-up)
  • performing with a classical/traditional instrument, augmented with electronics (by all means, come with your instrument!)
  • composing a fixed-media (tape) piece
  • realizing a sound installation
  • writing/composing/structuring a new work to be performed by CLEE, the Composit Live Electronics Ensemble

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CLEE: Composit Live Electronics Ensemble


New @ composit 2017: participate in CLEE, the Composit Live Electronics Ensemble! In this ensemble, the participants will improvise, compose, and perform their own music. We are going to look for an integrated and organic electro-acoustic sound. The ensemble will be featured in a public concert.

Students should come with any live electronics set-up used for their personal project, or with this their favorite instrument or performance set-up (analog or digital equipment, laptop & musical software).


Real-time electronics topics will include:


  • Spectral analysis of instruments & objects
  • Using transducers for true electro-acoustic sound generation

Max topics

  • Live spectral sound processing
  • Presets, including classic patch architecture for live electronics compositions, and other interactive options
  • Use [poly~] to manage dynamically the CPU usage

Introduction to axoloti for embedded interactive audio synthesis and processing (we will have axoloti boards available)

The special topics will depend on the students’ projects and interests. Please tell in your application if you have a special interest in one of these topics.
– microphones and basic recording techniques.
– MIDI applications for live interactions: MIDI is not dead (bring your own MIDI controller!)
– further Max topics: Jitter basics & matrix processing in Max; advanced FFT and extreme time stretching, real-time freeze, and graphically-based spectral processing, or let us know about your particular interest
– further axoloti topics
arduino topics
– introduction to sensors to connect to axoloti or Arduino, to make interactive art, installations, etc.
– analog electronics
To get the most out of this course, the students should come with Max 6 or Max 7 installed on their laptop. Be aware that the demo version of Max is functional for only 30 days.