I’m very excited to be offering the first “Machine Folk Music School” on Sep. 13 (15-16h CEST) as part of the 2020 Ars Electronica festival:
During this hour-long “school” (over zoom) I will teach participants a machine folk tune in the aural tradition. This involves me first performing the tune a few times through to give everyone a feeling for it. Then we work gradually phrase by phrase, playing slowly and with plenty of repetition. We link together the phrases to build up parts of the tune. Then we put all parts together and repeat the entire tune several times slowly. Finally, I discuss several possibilities for variation of the tune. Participants will also be given a short tunebook containing several other machine folk tunes.