Intro to TidalCycles Workshop

Learn to live-code and compose sound patterns with TidalCycles.

Set Up
1:30 – 2:30pm

2:30 – 4:30pm

Update: This event is sold out, but waitlist is available here.

In this workshop, Mike Hodnick (Kindohm) will teach you how to how to use TidalCycles live-coding tools to create sound patterns.

The session will cover features such as the core TidalCycle pattern syntax, pattern transformation, time shifting/alteration, algorithmic composition, randomness, and audio/DSP control.

TidalCycles is free/open source software, that allows you to make patterns with code, whether live coding music at algoraves or composing in the studio.

This workshop is part of Algorithmic Art Assembly, a festival featuring two days of talks and two nights of live music focused on algorithmic tools and processes.

This workshop ticket must be purchased separately and is not included in the festival passes.

Doors open at 1:30pm for an hour of prep and assistance with software setup.



Kindohm is Mike Hodnick, a programmer and sound artist from Chaska, Minnesota, USA. He has performed his brand of coded, algorithmic electronic music internationally, appearing at Algoraves and the International Conference on Live Coding in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, he received the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award from the American Composers Forum. Hodnick sequences sharp synthesis and drums with stacks of TidalCycles pattern code, resulting in bruisingly complex and alluringly minimal live arrangements.