Jonathan Snyder and Dan Derks
explore field recording and coding with norns. we will develop new habits of coding and musical practice through experimentation, research, community engagement, and the exercise of daydreams.
$250 for the weekend (includes saturday performance and sunday community lunch)
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Jonathan Snyder’s search for a vocation began near the turn of the last century at the Media Center for Art History at Columbia University where he built the center’s media lab and spent summers in France documenting the exploration of Gothic cathedrals. For the past few years, he has been discovering the joy of making sounds with code while learning to build, play, and collaborate around electronic musical instruments from his home in Portland, Oregon.
Dan Derks is part of the day-to-day operations at monome, assembling both instruments and documentation for ways to engage with them. Through their background in education and theater, Dan iterates code through improvisation and collaborative learning, with the goal of building playful and exploratory performance gestures.
habitus: systems of durable, transposable dispositions, structured structures predisposed to function as structuring structures, that is, as principles which generate and organize practices and representations that can be objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or an express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them.
— Bourdieu, Pierre (1990). The Logic of Practice. Polity Press