I miss the online Csound Zoom meetings that we had.
I am thinking about hosting a regular meeting of this sort. But first, I would like to know how many people would attend, to see if that would justify the work. I need to know (a) who might contribute something to demonstrate or discuss, and (b) who might simply view the meeting.
The format would be as described below. Please respond to the list or privately with any suggestions or criticisms.
The International Csound Users Group Meeting is a monthly virtual meeting for all those interested in learning, using, or contributing to the Csound system for computer music. Meetings are also open to the discussion of issues of computer music in general, both musical and technical.
The meeting is hosted and chaired by myself, Michael Gogins, on Zoom. The time is the first Thursday of each month at 21:00 UTC (14:00 EST). Meetings can accommodate up to 300 participants with reasonably good audio quality, and normally last from one to two hours.
Please email me at email@example.com to suggest topics for presentation or discussion. Suitable topics include:
Questions on how to install or configure Csound.
Questions on how best to use Csound.
Presentation of new techniques for sound synthesis or algorithmic composition with Csound.
Presentation of new features in Csound.
Presentation of new tools to be used with Csound or to augment Csound.
Presentation of music made with Csound or other electroacoustic music (but see below).
We welcome the presentation and discussion of pieces made with Csound, or indeed of any piece of electroacoustic music created by a participant, but all music (excepting live demonstrations) should be hosted on some external platform such as YouTube or SoundCloud, as we will play only the first few minutes of a piece during the meeting in order not to disrupt the flow of discussion. For this reason, we prefer to announce pieces for upcoming meetings in advance.
The agenda and Zoom link for upcoming meetings will be posted to the Csound mailing list a few days in advance of each meeting.
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