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Sunday
Sep 17
Festival of Nations
Division Midway Alliance

The annual Festival of Nations by the Division Midway Alliance is back! Taking place at Dukes Bar & Grill on 146th & Division September 17th from 11:00am-5:00pm. We'd like to invite you, our neighbors, community members, family and friends to celebrate our wonderful community as a whole. In addition, we'd love to have you share a little bit of your culture by becoming a vendor or entertainer! (Info below on these opportunities).

EVENT FEATURES: Live Music & Performances Taste of the Nations’ tent which offers delicious ethnic foods! Over 50 Unique Vendors Huge Model Train Exhibit And More! There's something for everyone!

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Saturday
Sep 6, 2008
Luz, the Ruby Music Visualizer, Code Sprint
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

We are holding the first-ever Luz code sprint:

  • Saturday, Sep 6th, 10am to 6pm at CubeSpace

(we had talked about doing it on sunday, but no: it's saturday)

This event is open to EVERYONE. Even if you don't know Ruby yet, there are plenty of ways to join in, from writing/improving the English descriptions for the 150+ existing plugins, to thinking of new plugins, or even just playing with Luz! :)

I'll bring all my gear for people to use: a wacom tablet, midi controller with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and we'll hook up to the projector.

Join us this Saturday! I really hope to see you there!

-Ian

p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

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Thursday
Sep 11, 2008
Luz Code Sprint - Ruby music visualization
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code internally!

This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

I'm especially eager to see:

  • 2d sketch artists
  • OpenGL enthusiasts
  • Cairo enthusiasts

Please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

We'll have some fun inputs to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

If you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

Thursday
Sep 18, 2008
Luz Code Sprint -- Music Visualization in Ruby
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

I'm happy to announce the third Luz Code Sprint, happening this Thursday the 18th, 5-9pm at CubeSpace.

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

I'm especially eager to see:

  • 2d sketch artists
  • OpenGL enthusiasts
  • Cairo enthusiasts

So please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

I'll bring all my gear for people to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

Join us this Thursday! I really hope to see you there!

-Ian

p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

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Saturday
Oct 4, 2008
Vampire Fun(d)-Raiser Ball
through Village Ballroom

A delightful Vampire Costume Ball, a fund-raiser to help pay medical expenses for our dear friend Wini Williams, who has porphyria (which is also called the "Vampire Disease"). Music, Dancing, benefit auction, food, and fun.

See http://forwini.com for more information and to buy tickets.

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Saturday
Nov 15, 2008
Cre8Camp Portland

Cre8Camp Portland is a BarCamp-like unconference with a creative twist--it is for creative industries professionals. Registration required.

Participants drive the session topics and lead the discussions. Visit the web site for more information.

To see photos from the last Cre8Camp, click here.

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Saturday
Dec 13, 2008
Iron Bartender!
through Crown Room

Three Portland mixologists throw down their toughest pours, competing for the title of Iron Bartender!

Panel of celebrity judges includes Mayor-elect Sam Adams, Mint owner Lucy Brennan, Reverend Phil, former Suicide Girl London, and more. DJs Nathan Detroit, Hanukkah Miracle, and Freaky Outy will provide the tunes. Sponsored by New Deal Vodka.

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Sunday
Mar 29, 2009
Get Naked: Champagne Autograph Party!
Muddy Waters Coffeehouse

The 2010 charity calendars are hot off the press and on Sunday evening, March 29th, the participants and all volunteers involved with the "Naked" calendar project are coming together for an autograph signing and champagne party! Bring your already bought calendar or buy one at the door and mingle with the most awesome techs in Portland! All proceeds from this event and from all calendar sales will go to p:ear, Free Geek, and the PCC Multimedia Club. Local businesses have donated various prizes for our on sight raffle so bring everyone you know and let's have a great time and give it up for our community! Website: http://dosomethingforacause.com

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Saturday
Apr 18, 2009
Corvallis Artisans Market Opening Day
Downtown Corvallis Riverfront Corner of 1st & Monroe

Corvallis Artisans Market is an outdoor public market featuring the works of local artists and live music. The downtown Corvallis Riverfront comes alive with three great events on April 18 in the same area- along with the Corvallis Artisans Market, you'll also find the Corvallis Environmental Center Earth Faire and opening day for the Corvallis Albany Farmers' Market.

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2009
Bola Moyo Benefit Show with Leonard Mynx, Sean Flinn, & Amy Seeley
through Someday Lounge

Bola Moyo will have its annual fundraiser at Someday Lounge in Portland on Wednesday December 9. It should be a great night, with local musicians Leonard Mynx, Sean Flinn (of Y La Bamba) and Amy Seeley. DJ Doctor Funk will be dusting off some soul records as well if you feel like dancing!

Tickets are $25 if you purchase in advance, and $30 on the door. Please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment! They are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90410. Doors open at 7pm, and the bands start at 8pm.

Buy tickets before December 1st and you will go into the draw to win a free acupuncture treatment!

Proceeds will go towards Bola Moyo's youth and adult education programs in Malawi. For more info on our work, please visit our website, http://bola-moyo.org/. We hope you can join us to help create a better life for the youth and women of Balaka, Malawi!

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Sunday
Jun 27, 2010
Electrogals 2010
Disjecta

Electrogals 2010 - Call & Response All Women - All Electronic

The concert will showcase female electronic music performers from Portland and the West Coast, featuring synthesists, sonic explorers, deep listeners, circuit benders, and beat manglers. The performances will cover a wide range of styles, from beat-heavy song forms to abstract noise-generated soundscapes. Some of the performances will also include the audience, in ways that will definitely surprise and delight - and no, there won't be any embarrassing sing-alongs. Probably.

About the Electrogals series

Although there is nothing inherently manly about creating or performing electronic music, the female electronic musician is something of a rare bird. Electrogals 2010 will be the fourth in this series of showcases for women who have immersed themselves in this art form.

The first Electrogals show happened in 1995 at Mills College in Oakland, when composer Heather Perkins gathered a group of female electronic musicians for a show at the Mills Concert Hall. In 2004, Heather put on another Electrogals concert as part of the Sound/Craft music series at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. In the spring of 2008, Heather Perkins, Mary Wright and Christi Denton put on an Electrogals concert at Holocene, filling both stages with an amazing lineup.

All compositions for Electrogals 2010 will be written by Portland composer and performer Heather Perkins, and performed by an all-star roster of female electronic music performers.

NOTE: The time isn't listed on the website, it could be inaccurate.

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Sunday
May 29, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Focused Workshop: Audio Synthesis
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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A unique, free workshop geared at teaching sound synthesis fundamentals as explored and demonstrated through Pure Data.

Fascinated by orgies of towering analog synthesizes from the 60s? Mesmerized by how computers can generate sound that offends and elates? In this causal yet intense session, we will cover the basics of audio signal theory while exploring the common techniques and tricks used by sound designers and synth builders.

We will progressively cover theories/techniques from the ground up, so no formal experience is required. We will make some noise.

When?

Sunday, May 29, 2011 1-5pm PST

Where?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Room 205, Portland, OR, US

Participants should bring:

  • A mac/linux/windows laptop with a functioning Pd installation.
  • A basic/rudimentary knowledge of Pd
  • Headphones
  • An eagerness to learn, develop, and share!

The Pd synthesis workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is limited (to about 30) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The PNCA workshops are at the Pacific Nortwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St.) from 1-5 in the afternoon, usually in room 205.

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Sunday
Nov 20, 2011
Portland Synth Meet
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Portland Synth Meet is a gathering for audio synthesizer enthusiasts. It's a chance for makers and collectors to show off their gear, share notes and make sounds. Synths of all kinds will be represented including modular and desktop synths, drum machines, circuit bent instruments and algorithmic one-liners. Anything that can synthesize or manipulate sound is welcome. Bring your own speakers and power strips. Local synth makers will offer demos at the top of every hour. Then bands Golden Retriever and Acid Farm will remind the synth community what it's really all about, the music.

This event is free and open to all. Beer and snacks will be for sale. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Ethos Music Center, an organization promoting music-education for youth in underserved communities.

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
CHIFOO January Meeting/Speaker
CMD Agency

Designing Experience with Sound

The Haunted Garden is a sonic environment that participants control by their mere presence. It is a room that listens to the notes in your voice and uses them to compose music and change the color of the room. As the project progressed, further opportunities for control were implemented. An interactive kiosk gives users the ability to choose instruments and control sensitivity and reactivity parameters. The next step was to insert audio from other times and places by playing field recordings (e.g., baby yaks in Tibet, the 8-line in San Francisco), allowing the Haunted Garden to actively respond to the augmented sonic environments.

Simran will discuss the challenges of designing with sound, and how he developed “listening agents” who react and comment on sound in the environment. He will relate experiences—both as software developer and sound artist—and explore sound as a medium. Topics will include what is sound sculpture, what challenges were uncovered in creating it, whether the experience worked according to plan, the challenges in developing applications for these sorts of interactions, the unforeseen consequences resulting from initial forays into these kinds of devices, and how an interface based on sound might change how we relate to sound and sonic devices.

About the Speaker Simran Gleason is an artist and professional nerd. He started drawing the day after getting a master’s degree in computer science (symbolic and heuristic computation) from Stanford and drifted through many media before arriving at his current focus: making algorithms that make music. Among his more successful installations is Haunted Garden, a room that listens to you, finds the notes in your conversation, and uses them to compose an ambient sound and lightscape. He also did the generative music and light algorithms for SWARM, a gaggle of open source someday-autonomous spherical robots. His work has been shown in galleries in San Francisco and Palo Alto, as well as installations at Maker Fair, Yuri’s Night, Coachella, and the special olympics of art: Burning Man. Kepler’s Orrery is his first iPhone app.

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Sunday
Apr 1, 2012
Dorkbot Workshop -- An Introduction to Pure Data
Collective Agency Downtown

Back by popular demand, it's the Dorkbot PDX Introduction to Pure Data. This course is geared at students new to Pd or those who have tinkered in the past and would like another primer.

Details:

When: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Where: Collective Agency (322 NW 6th Ave, Suite 200) in Portland, OR Time: 1-5pm Instructors: Collin, Alex, Jesse, Jason Cost: FREE

About Pd:

Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. The core of Pd is written and maintained by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.

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Sunday
Aug 19, 2012
Micropalooza 2012 – Live Chiptune Fest
Backspace

We’re hosting an all-ages set at Backspace at 5pm, followed by a 21+ set at Ground Kontrol. In between sets, Portland Indie Game Squad will feature indie games in Ground Kontrol’s lounge

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Saturday
Sep 8, 2012
MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Join the Spotify, Rumblefish, Twilio, MapQuest, Mozilla and your fellow hackers at Puppet Labs for a day of visualizations, data analysis, and general hacking via a number of awesome APIs.

Open to the public, the MusicFestNW (MFNW) and Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) Music Hack Day is designed to celebrate the confluence of music and technology by bringing the community together for a little hacking around music.

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Saturday
Dec 8, 2012
ARTS invites community to learn about electronic music production
Hollywood Library, Large Meeting Room

November 18, 2012 - The Applied Research & Technology Series (ARTS) is proud to extend an open invitation to Studying the Art of MIDI, Part 1: What is MIDI and Drum Sequencing? The presenter will share the fundamentals, technology, and applications behind his topics. This is the first in a two-part hands-on workshop to educate and explore the technologies behind electronic music production. Part 2 of the event series is planned for January 2013.

Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free and open to all ages.

Registration is suggested at event website.

This technical event is sponsored by IEEE Oregon chapters of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the Control Systems Society. Nominations will also be opened at the event for the chapter 2013 officer elections.

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Saturday
Mar 23, 2013
Studying the Art of MIDI, Part 3: Crafting Analog & Digital Audio using Synthesis & Sampling
OHSU University Hospital South (UHS) 8B60 ("8th Floor")

The Applied Research & Technology Series (ARTS) is proud to extend an open invitation to Studying the Art of MIDI, Part 3: Crafting Analog & Digital Audio using Synthesis & Sampling. The presenter will share the fundamentals, technology, and applications behind his topics. This is the third of three workshops to educate and explore the technologies behind electronic music production.

Light refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free and open to all ages. Please register at Website above.

Venue is served by Trimet. Plan your trip at trimet.org.

The presenter: Tom Moxon is the founder of Moxon Design, an electronics design consulting organization. He has designed integrated circuits for a number of client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, and Hyundai Electronics. He was also on the design team of the Emulator II Sampling Keyboard for EMU Systems in the early 1980's.

Event Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oregon Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IEEE IMS) Dedicated to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oregon Control Systems Society (IEEE CSS): An international scientific, engineering, and professional organization was founded in 1954 and is dedicated to the advancement of research, development, and practice in automation and control systems.

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Saturday
Aug 10, 2013
BPOW!!! Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop
through CymaSpace

Encompassing two days of workshops, performances and culminating in a DIY public jam session, BPOW!!! wants to show Portland that even the simplest circuit configurations can bring forth unprecedented levels of ROCK.

Tickets and details are here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travisfeldman/bpow-battery-powered-orchestra-workshop

Website here: www.bpow.org https://www.facebook.com/batterypoweredorchestraworkshop

Hope you can make it! :)

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Friday
Oct 25, 2013
|CoR| Oregon Territorial LAN
through Evergreen PCA Building; Beaverton, Oregon

We are hosting a LAN Party in Beaverton.

60+ seats with gigabit connections. 2 hosted game servers. Some games will be available for demo while at the LAN for those considering owning the full game later.

We will have both a Steam game server and a non steam server. Both will be connect tot he LAN and available to join games and play new friends at the LAN.

Please see our site for information and registration. Those with advanced registration will be given preference at the LAN party for seating.

Admission fee may be waved for those who can not afford to pay full price (email for free tickets). Additional donations always welcome.

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Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
Music Hacking: Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Our first Themed Open House: the theme being hacking sound/music. No need to stick to the theme if you have a different kind of project you're working on.

Bring a project your working on or just come and mix with other folks who like making their own sound and instruments. Real informal. Dave is gonna bring 3 Mixtape Alpha boards plus parts anyone who's interested can build one with him.

OR bring your own project! Some of us will be chatting with folks who are interested about organizing a build a synthesizer workshop. If you've got ideas or interest in that come on down and help us shape it. http://www.openmusiclabs.com/projects/mixtape_alpha/ http://wiki.openmusiclabs.com/wiki/MixtapeAlpha

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

Some folks will be finishing up assembling Mixtape Alpha Kits.

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Wednesday
Nov 13, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Dec 4, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 15, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Saturday
Jan 18, 2014
MIDI History and Modern MIDI Music and Video Production w/Bryan Bell
OHSU University Hospital South (UHS) 8B60 ("8th Floor")

IEEE IMS/CSS societies and MIDI User Group Portland (MUGPDX, formerly ARTS) are continuing a series of free community events related to MIDI technology and applications.

Bryan Bell will present on music technology old and new as well as music and video production:

http://www.emusician.com/features-interviews/0777/with-special-guests/147149

http://www.kvraudio.com/interviews/a-conversation-with-bryan-bell---stories-about-using-synthesizers-in-the-days-before-midi-and-long-before-plug-ins-18330

Agenda:

12:30pm Welcome guests and mingle

1:00pm Bryan's early work pre-MIDI, post-MIDI, and touring with big industry names producing music

2:00pm Break with complimentary refreshments

2:15pm Bryan's modern work creating, recording, and producing music and video content. Workflows from garage band to more advanced tools and video production

3:45pm Wrap up and questions

4:30pm Clear out

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Feb 5, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
Flux Community Workshop Work Party
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Building community while building out the space. Family friendly event. No experience necessary. Show up at 6 and join a team and get to work on one of the three tasks we'll be tackling this evening. All tools and equipment provided.

Tasks: 1 Labeling & Web Documenting Tools (labeling!)

2 Organizing Tools for accessibility (Put up 3 more pegboards, label, and outline tools)

3 Rearranging for Dedicated Desks & Build Area (moving Makerbot & soldering station, assemble new IKEA desk, etc)

Bonus points if you can donate any of the following to Flux: masking tape, extension cords, more power strips, more pegboard hooks, dish drying rack, silverware, or mugs.

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Sunday
Mar 9, 2014
MIDI/Music Technology Presentations @ Central Library
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

Three presentations centered around MIDI and music technology. Agenda:

10:00am, Setup/Make new friends

10:30am, Basics: "MIDI Communication" presented by Eric Earl

10:45am, Usage: "Making MIDI Hardware Talk" presented by Eric Earl

11:15am, Design: "Create your own MIDI filters and effects with Jesusonic, a free plug-in" presented by Kite Giedraitis

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Saturday
Mar 15, 2014
Play Matters - ElbowFish Launch Party
Guardian Games

Play Matters!

Elbowfish: A Portland Games Studio Invites You To Our Launch Party

Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm+ Guardian Games, 345 SE Taylor St, Portland Open to the public • All ages • Children welcome

CELEBRATE the retail release of Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!)

PLAY the game critics call “The perfect recipe for a fun-filled, nerdy evening" PLAYTEST our new games in development ENJOY Music, Dancing, Food and Fun

MEET our talented designers & artists: Game Designer: Leana Galiel Game Artists: Thomas Conrad Rigby, Noah Patrick Pfarr & Liz Lundblade Producer: David Galiel • And Scott Isler, creator of Antimatter Matters

MUSIC by: Olivia & René
Parzival - Special Guest from Seattle
And, closing out the night: DJ Mr. Moo!

Special Thanks to Angel May & the wonderful folks at Guardian Games

Got questions? We've got answers! What is Playtesting? Playing a prototype of a new game, to help the designers improve it. Is this really all ages? Can I really bring my 8 year old? Yes, really! We encourage attendees to bring their children! What if I'm not a geek or into science? Will I still have fun? Antimatter Matters is an easy game to learn, thecombines elements of chance and strategy, it can be played in competitive, team-based or cooperative modes, and it requires exactly zero prior knowledge of quantum physics.

For more info contact: [email protected]

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Sunday
Apr 20, 2014
MIDI & Music Tech Clinic @ Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

MIDI & Music Tech Clinic is a drop-in event for troubleshooting MIDI/music tech difficulties. Come to learn, to teach, or to share hardware, software, and even recording knowledge.

Format:

• Bring the full make and model of each piece of gear and the manual if you have it ("I have a Roland SH-01 Synthesizer").

• Know your use case or questions ("I want to use an expression pedal to modulate the vibrato on my synth patch"). • "Experts" will be on-hand. • Laptops or other small pieces of gear welcome. A small set of speakers will be available. Sounds should be no louder than the volume of speaking for the library's sake.

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Monday
May 12, 2014
PDX IOS music meetup first meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Well, you have to start somewhere. . .

We have no agenda to start with but I will have both my iPad, iPhone, Novation Launchkey 25, and some cans. I also have over 70 (I almost wish I had not counted them) IOS music apps, not that I'm an expert or even useful in most of them. Most notable in the missing category is Cubasis, just waiting for it to go on sale again.

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Saturday
May 24, 2014
Trash Audio Synth Meet
Muffwiggler Store

Synthesizer manufacturers during the day will show, sell, and educate you on their gear and a versatile roster of artists performing in the evening

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Thursday
Jun 19, 2014
Secret Knowledge presents: Open Source Drum Machine !
Taborspace

Make your own drum beats and grooves. This workshop covers how to program drum machines using Hydrogen, a great free/open source drum machine program.

Learn drum machine basics, discover free percussion sound resources, and explore the beat-crafting secrets which keep people listening.

This workshop demonstrates drum machine basics which you can apply to any drum machine, or other simple music sequencer system. We’re using Hydrogen for this demonstration because it’s a free and open source program which runs on most computer operating systems.

Bring your laptop and follow along, or show up computer-free. Either way you’ll learn a lot about beat making and a thing or two about how music works.

Join us Thursday, June 19th 7pm – 9pm

Muir Hall – TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St. in Portland, Oregon

This class is offered on a sliding scale. We suggest $5 – $15 per attendee.

Instructor: Noah Kleiman

Offered by Secret Knowledge - Teaching Artists.

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Monday
Jul 14, 2014
DIY Musical Instruments
Periscope Books & Tutoring

Music hides inside everything from rulers to jelly jars, and you can make it come out if you know how to whack, thwack, twang, bang, pluck, pucker & blow the notes from their hiding places. During the week we'll build & learn to play dozens of ad hoc musical instruments, put together a rousing ensemble video performance, and upload it to YouTube. We'll also learn about the physics of sound and explore the basics of music theory such as pitch, rhythm, timbre, and harmony. No musical experience required, just a consent form to appear in the video.

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Friday
Aug 15, 2014
Official TechFestNW After Party
through Pure Space 1315 NW Overton St Portland, OR 97209

PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass.

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Official TechFestNW After Party Featuring PHANTOGRAM
through

PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party featuring the one and only PHANTOGRAM.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass to see PHANTOGRAM perform live before they headline at MusicFestNW the next day.

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Friday
Aug 22, 2014
Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls State Park

It’s happening again!

Join us for three days of activities, hiking, workshops, storytelling, brunch, and misbehavior. We’ll have a gourmet dinner on Sunday night, and activities throughout the week.

At night we’ll gather round the big fire pit and tell stories RC style — nerdy and enthusiastic. Field trips and movie nights TBA!

Got a talent to share or a group activity you’d like to run? Get in touch! [email protected]

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Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014
Music to Your Ears? Brains, Sound, and How to Save Your Hearing
Kiggins Theatre

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

Event Description

Hearing is one of our basic senses – it helps us communicate and to perceive the world around us — but we shouldn’t take it for granted. Approximately 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 (about 26 million Americans) have some kind of noise-induced hearing loss, and much of that loss could have been prevented with a few simple precautions. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Allison Coffin, assistant professor in the neuroscience department at Washington State University Vancouver, will be joined on stage with live musicians and will talk about the mechanical and neurological process of how we hear and how we can protect our ears. Come ready to listen and learn…and maybe dance!

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesday: The Impact of Technology on the Music Industry
eBay Community Lounge

For the February edition of eBay Tech Tuesdays we'll be bringing in some of the fine folks over at Marmoset, a boutique music agency here in Portland, to talk music and technology.

Ryan Wines, Managing Partner and CEO; Shane Geiger, Digital Team Lead; and Ryan Rebo, Developer, will be talking about their website and app, sharing their thoughts on how technology has changed their business so far, what they're seeing currently, what they foresee coming down the road, and what unknowns have them scratching their heads.

Marmoset also has a super secret band coming in from out of state to play. So secret we're not even allowed to know who they are... But this is what we've been told:

• Instrumental electronic pop that borrows from the playbook of Justice and Daft Punk, at least in terms of mystique

• One could say that they sound like an ’80s synth-rock band, but it goes deeper than that. They have a fanatic following from the people who have listened and seen them live. The way they present themselves is a sincere approach to combine art and music.

And we've been guaranteed they're rad.

RSVP now to attend, then check out Marmoset to learn more about who they are and what they do.

Web: https://www.marmosetmusic.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/marmosetmusic Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/marmosetmusic

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesdays: "Music + Tech + Accessibility = Love"
eBay Community Lounge

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of our favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited.

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of my favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited!

We recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Myles de Bastion, Founder and Executive Director of CymaSpace. CymaSpace is a non-profit technology incubator and performance venue in SE Portland that’s using cymatic technology to do some very cool stuff with the performing arts and accessibility.

Cymatics is the science of wave phenomena (especially sound wave phenomena) and their visual and tactile representations.

We found Myles to be incredibly inspiring and motivational, and were absolutely thrilled when he agreed to participate in this month’s Meetup. He’ll be sharing his personal experience with hearing impairment, the motivations and passions behind CymaSpace, and the technologies being developed there.

There will be demos of CymaSpace’s hardware and software technologies during Myles’ presentation. The demos will include an acoustic singer/songwriter performing original songs, accompanied by a Certified Deaf Interpreter performing interpretive ASL, and a musical duo playing various instruments to demonstrate a full range of sonic frequencies translated into light.

If we’re lucky, there will be some other cool demo surprises as well.

This event is all-ages and with ASL interpreters for both the verbal presentation and demos, it is designed to be fully accessible to the Deaf community. As always, our Meetup is open to the public, so please spread the word.

As usual, doors open at 5:45pm and the presentation starts at 6:30pm. We expect this one will run a little longer than usual, though, ending closer to 8:15ish.

More about CymaSpace:

http://www.cymaspace.org/

CymaSpace’s mission is to make the performing arts more accessible and inclusive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities by supporting research and development of new and emerging cymatic technology, hosting workshops and forums, and supporting an in-house team of tech innovators.

CymaSpace also presents live performing arts events enhanced by specialized equipment and installations which translate audio information into sight (light) and touch (vibration).

RSVP now and we'll see you on the 27th!

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Sunday
Nov 15, 2015
An Introduction to Pure Data (free DorkbotPDX workshop)
CTRL-H

DorkbotPDX is happy to offer a free workshop as an introduction to Pure Data (Pd).

When: Sunday, November 15th, 2015. 1-5pm Where: Ctrl-H Hackerspace, 7608 N. Interstate, PDX, OR

Bring: A laptop and headphones

Instructors: Jesse Mejia, Alex Norman, Jason Plumb

Details:

In this 4-hour course, students will learn the basics of Pd and will have fun developing foundational Pd patching skills.

Pure Data (Pd) is a free, open-source, community supported data flow language and coding environment with an emphasis on sound, music, and multimedia. It was originally written by Miller Puckette (also the original author of Max/Max MSP) and runs on Linux, Mac OSX, Android, and Windows.

Pd has been used widely in the creation of art -- such as music, sound art, visual art, generative, new-media, and interactive art. Pd interfaces readily with MIDI equipment and many popular microcontrollers.

We have curriculum posted here: http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/intro_to_pd_workshop_2015

Beginners are welcome. No prior computer programming or sound programming experience is required!

Notes: Students should attempt to install Pd prior to the workshop...but if not, no biggie. We can help with that!

Seating is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Attendees will respect The DorkbotPDX code of conduct and will be asked to donate.

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Thursday
Nov 26, 2015
Proper Thanksgiving Feast
Celebration Tabernacle

Kenton’s favorite Thanksgiving event is back! Join us for the 2015 Proper Thanksgiving Feast this Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, 12:00-4:00 pm. This FREE Thanksgiving community dinner is open to everyone.

We’re pleased to partner with Po’Shines Cafe de la Soul to offer a fresh, high-quality menu featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites and innovative new dishes. Join us this Thanksgiving, and we think you’ll want to make Proper part of your Thanksgiving tradition, too. All are welcome.

The Proper Thanksgiving Feast features music, entertainment, kids’ activities, an inclusive community experience, and great food. We offer vegetarian options, too. Hosted in a wheelchair-accessible space.

The Thanksgiving feast is held at Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N Denver Ave. (at Kilpatrick St.), Portland, OR, 97217. Join us anytime between noon and 4:00 pm.

We still have room for more entertainers and volunteers! Please contact us if you are interested in performing or volunteering with us.

The mission of Proper USA is to unite community across all lines. That means the Proper Thanksgiving Feast is a safe space for all community members, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, ability, nation of origin, age, or religion.

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Thursday
Apr 14, 2016
Jazz Guitarist Rodney Jones Presents "Music: A Gateway to Spiritual Experience"
Mediatheque Black Box Theater

Eckankar of Oregon and The Collaborative Design Program at PNCA are co-sponsoring a workshop entitled Music: A Gateway to Spiritual Experience featuring Rodney Jones, Thursday, April 14th, 7PM, at the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts at in the Mediatheque Black Box Theater, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209.

Rodney is a member of The Juilliard School of Music faculty. He performed at the recently aired White House Tribute to Ray Charles.

This event is free to the public!

In his workshop, Rodney shares his personal experience as a musical vessel for the Divine. Telling stories from his work in multiple industries with major jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie & Lena Horne, he leads the audience to deepen their own personal connection with inner guidance in making music and living life. Forever a seeker of truth, Rodney offers key tools he's learned from his 40+ years studying the spiritual teachings of ECKANKAR.

Following his workshop, he will play a little bit of music with one of his protégés, David Rosenthal.

For more information about Rodney Jones: http://www.rodneyjones.com/live/ http://tinyurl.com/ha5jblq --Jones at back, to left of the mike. http://www.juilliard.edu/faculty/rodney-jones

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Thursday
May 19, 2016
Ctrl^H Presents: JUNK SLEEP
CTRL-H Hackerspace

up+dn is hosting an electronic art, tech and music event MAY 19th, [email protected]

FREE

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Friday
Sep 23, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Friday
Sep 30, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Saturday
Oct 1, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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