The workshops are free and should be useful to experienced composers with a variety of backgrounds and styles. We do recommend you bring your own laptop (with slippery chicken already installed) but computers will also be available to participants.

Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media, Essen, Germany, 16-18 May 2013
Folkwang University of the Arts, Klemensborn 39, 45239 Essen, Germany
Conservatorio di Musica "F.A. Bonporti", Trento, Italy, May 8-10 2013
1 Santa Maria Maddalena Street, Trent, Italy
ZKM Karlsuhe, Germany, July 19-21 2012
2pm July 19th to 5pm July 21st.
Lorenzstra├če 19, D - 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.

Edinburgh, UK, July 6-8 2012
2pm July 6th to 5pm July 8th.
Sound Lab, 1st Floor, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF.

Getting ready for the workshops

Please install slippery chicken along with CMN and CLM (if possible on your Operating System). If you're not using the OSX slippery chicken application, we recommend SBCL as this is currently the main Lisp implementation we use during development.

In addition, it would be helpful if you would install Lilypond 2.14.2

The slippery chicken workshops will involve working in the general programming language Common Lisp. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with Lisp and install slippery chicken on your own computer before attending the workshops. There are links to Lisp implementations on the installation page, and some other resources can be found here:

Workshop exercises

In order to familiarise you with slippery chicken during the workshops, several exercises will be worked on individually and as a group.