SuperCollider for Beginners

Workshop at Instituto Franco-Português, Lisbon, organized by Miso Music Portugal
November 12 to 16, 2007


SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. It has a large and growing library of sound synthesis modules and supports structural concepts in composition as well as new approaches to musical design like live coding.
The architecture of SuperCollider is optimized for working in real time and for networking with other softwares and machines via Open Sound Control.

SC3 is free and open source, runs under OSX, Linux and (with some limitations) Windows. Binaries of SC3 can be downloaded from

The participants must bring their own computers with SC installed.
The main platform for the course will be OSX.
In general, Linux or Windows will work as well but you have to install SC by yourself in advance!
In order to run SC under Linux you need to configure emacs as an editor and to install SwingOSC as GUI for SC.
For Windows you need Psycollider and SwingOSC as GUI.
As an alternative Windows users can use this pure:dyne Live CD with Linux which contains among others a ready-to-run version of SuperCollider


Instituto Franco-Português
Avenida Luís Bívar, 91 / 1050-143 Lisboa
google map

November 12 to 16, 2007

Mo 18h00 - 23h30
Tu 18h00 - 23h30
We 18h00 - 23h30
Th 18h00 - 23h30
Fr 18h00 - 19h30