Supercollider Workshop

Musichackspace held a workshop on Supercollider last week, led by Shelly Knotts, to ‘Learn the basics of setting up a live coding session and making soundscapes and beats with sound synthesis and patterns in SuperCollider’. A good evening, though I won’t go to the other three in the series for cost reasons. I’ve got the…

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Unfortunate signs 1: dead statues

Two statues in the beautifully sunny Embankment Gardens appear to have no living referents – not even living in the metaphorical sense, ie remembered by anyone. First, Sir Wilfred Lawson, of whom wikipedia says: “Lawson was a member of innumerable societies and pressure groups, and made many political speeches throughout his life on a wide…

The costs of being an artist: Axismedia and a-n

Axisweb describes itself as a “community, where artists, makers, creators and art professionals showcase their ideas, talent, opportunities, develop new audiences and build networks. As a UK registered charity we exist to support and champion artists…. We’ve designed our membership services around artists. Our offerings support artists creativity and careers with tools to improve exposure,…

Two cris de coeur

Two cris de coeur. In Momus, Andrew Berardini rails against smooth, professional artist who “takes advantage from every encounter, employs every new acquaintance as a contact, always hits the deadline. When asked about their work, they know what to say, a few lines of explanation sprinkled with enough filigreed intrigue to allude to abysses of…

How to invest in new art.

This week’s ‘Moneyweek‘ has a column headed ‘How to spot the next big thing in art’ by Sarah Ryan of NewBloodArt. She gives five tips. These are: 1. Go to art school shows, where new artists exhibit their work 2. Find a student who has the dedication to carry on and make good as an…

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A fashionable revolutionary

An exhibition about the Easter 1916 rising at the Photographers’ Gallery includes two photos of Countess Markievicz, placed side by side in the same frame, though they were clearly shot at different times. The one shows a gracious lady elegantly dressed in a long gown and posing with a classical vase. In the other, she…