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SuperCollider Integration for Sonic Explorations in vvvv gamma

Cancelled February 15th 2024, 6 – 9 PM BERLIN time
Live via Zoom, in English Language / Recording will be available the day after the class takes place.
Recordings are accessible for up to one year after purchase.

After the live lesson you will get access to the recording and the workshop files for one year.

SuperCollider, a dynamic programming environment and platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, is a tool of choice for musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound. It is composed of three main elements: a synthesis server, that sits in the background as a process; a programming language, to send commands to the server; and an IDE with an integrated help system to write the code.

In this workshop you will learn various strategies on how to use its features inside vvvv gamma, especially leveraging its flexible architecture. You will learn how to communicate with the synthesis server using OSC and MIDI, responding to events inside your composition for real-time rendering and decoupling the server from the IDE to exclusively writing SuperCollider code in VL. The goal of this workshop is a simple on-screen application for a granular synthesizer and a small versatile node set for controlling oscillators within vvvv gamma.

Course Outline

During this workshop, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the following key areas:

  • Uitilze OSC and MIDI for controlling synths in SuperCollider
  • React on events in your composition for renderings
  • Write and patch SuperCollider code with VL


This workshop is designed for participants with a basic understanding of VVVV. For the course, please ensure you have the following:

This course does not delve deeply into SuperCollider’s language features, but you will engage with some basic elements. No prior knowledge is necessary, but if you’d like to become more familiar with it beforehand, we recommend watching parts 0-7 of this informative tutorial series: Link to Tutorial Series

For further resources and information:

About the Instructor

Christoph Ignaz Kirmaier (aka @chk) is a musician, multimedia artist, educator and Co-Founder of the design and production Studio 3e8 which is based between Vienna and Berlin. In the past few years, his work has spanned a wide range of forms, such as large-scale corporate multimedia installations, sound design, generative graphics, electronics, animation, music videos, user experience and robotic prototypes, in several companies, bands and collectives. Currently, Christoph is teaching vvvv at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten in the Masters of Digital Design program whilst continuing his research into future technologies, studying the Postdigital Lutherie Masters Program at the Tangible Music Lab in Linz.


Student – One Session at 50 EUR = 50 EUR
Professional – One Session at 100 EUR = 100 EUR
Company – One Session at 200 EUR = 200 EUR