Recent Workshops and Lectures

SonicPILast week I took part in a Sonic PI workshop at Wavemaker in Stoke, led by author of the software, Sam Aaron. The software is effectively a new front-end for the synth-programming SuperCollider, but being aimed at teaching Live Coding to young people, it is intuitive and easy to learn. Back at Staffs Uni, we have had some awesome guest speakers. Session singer and “vocal coach to the stars” Sally Rivers, who has worked with Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Sugar Babes, and Annie Lennox gave a vocal workshop to some of our student vocalists. We also had a sound design masterclass with  sound supremo Dean Humphreys, who has worked on films such as Taken 2, The Pianist and Donnie Brasco. Interviews with Dean and Sally can be watched/listened to on the Music department YouTube/Mixcloud pages.