01 - Required Materials

Published on 2020-04-20 by Kenneth Flak

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For this course you will need a computer running Windows, macOS or Linux, a pair of headphones and internet connection. We will use the open-source video conferencing tool Jitsi throughout the workshop. You will receive a link to the video chat from the administration. Open it up in your web browser, and you should be good to go. No need to create an account or sign in.



Before the course starts, please download and install the free and open source sound editor Audacity. This easy-to-use program will enable you to record your own sounds as well as deal with existing recordings.

Mac users: please follow the instructions on this page to install the program. When you click on this link you will be taken to the downloads page. After the download is finished, drag the Audacity icon to the Applications icon.

Windows users: click on Audacity 2.4.2 installer. Launch the downloaded .exe file and follow the instructions.

Linux users can use their distribution's package manager to install Audacity. On Arch Linux enter this in a terminal:

sudo pacman -S audacity

and you're done.


We will use the open-source programming language SuperCollider for the work with sensor technology.

Mac users: Download the installer from here. Double-click on the downloaded zip file to unpack it. Move the SuperCollider folder into your Applications folder and you are done.

Windows users: Download the installer from here, double-click and follow instructions.

Linux user: follow the instructions for your distribution. Most major distros offer SuperCollider in their repos. On Arch Linux run

sudo pacman -S supercollider


In order to use your phone as a movement sensor you will need to install TouchOSC. The application is available from Apple Store and Google Play. Unfortunately TouchOSC is neither free nor open-source, but it is currently the only cross-platform solution available.