Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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NMF 2020 Workshop programme

We are pleased to announce we have six WORKSHOPS taking place as part of the festival.

Our workshops offer an opportunity to explore the software and practices of network music including audio streaming, collaboration over the internet, browser-based performance and composition tools, and listening practices. There is more info about our workshops below and follow the links for detailed info and sign ups.

Workshops will take place via videoconferencing softwares BigBlueButton and Jitsi for active participation and live streaming to our mainstage website ( for passive (non-interactive) participation. Sign ups for active participants is now live! The workshops are limited to 10-15 active participants, so sign up quick!

Using Machine Learning to Build Musical Instruments in the Browser with MIMIC researchers Louis McCallum and Mick Grierson

Use machine learning to map inputs to outputs and develop a new musical instrument within the MIMIC browser based platform.

OSC over the Internet and Synchronized Text Editing in SuperCollider with Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hoelzl and Bruno Gola

An overview of a collection of Free Software tools to enable making music and visuals together over the internet.

Practices and Techniques for Networked Live Coding Bands with the Cybernetic Orchestra

The workshop will share the orchestra’s current practices, and techniques applicable to ensemble use of the Estuary live coding platform.

Bedroom Transmission with Julia E Dyck

Julia E Dyck hosts a virtual encounter where participants will set up their own DIY internet radio stream and learn the basics of streaming.

#PingPongsSession with Kofi Oduro & Mohamed Tarqui Jalloh

How improvised writing and coding can lead to varied musical outcomes and how to use network and social media elements to your advantage with a simple exercise called

Sounding Spaces

A performative learning experience exploring the different properties of sound and listening with light physical and creative exercises.

We are asking for donations for active workshop participation on a sliding scale from £1 minimum (for unwaged or economically disadvantaged participants) to £20 (for those with institutional support or spare income). If you would like to participate in one of the workshops but are unable to pay the minimum donation for any reason, drop us an email ( and we can register you manually. 

We are extremely grateful to Foam kernow and nixnet for providing BigBlueButton servers for these events

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