Oscilloscope Music and Games with Pure Data
Oscilloscope Music is music produced in such a way, that when the stereo signal is applied to an Oscilloscope screen, the same signals that are heard create a visual animation.
You can see some examples of Oscilloscope Music created by Jerobeam Fenderson here:
In this workshop, we will cover the following:
- What is Oscilloscope Music?
- How do Oscilloscopes work?
- How do Speakers and Audio Waves work?
- Simulating an Oscilloscope on your laptop
- Creating Oscilloscope Sounds using the PureData visual programming language
No special experience is required for this workshop.
Please bring a laptop and headphones!
If you are using an Operating System other than Windows and Mac OS X, please install "purr-data" before the workshop.
Cologne, Germany. Currently pursuing a BA in games, he has turned away
from the classic digital game to find more tangible, engaging and
With an interest in computers and technology from a young age, he tries to
capture the nature of his and other’s human-machine relationships. Drawing
from both modern and obsolete technology, he aims not to hide complexity,
but to expose inner-workings to build a connection to the devices surrounding
us. He explores the fringes of technology, interactivity and art as well as
personal conflicts between digital/analog, controlled/improvised, and