Welcome to Introduction to effect processing with Csound and the cosmo-dsp library - a workshop at NIME 2019. In this workshop, participants will get a basic introduction to Csound and how they can use the cosmo-dsp library to quickly build simple and more complex effect processing patches. The modular design of the library makes it very quick to set up a complex patch, while at the same time keeping it open for further customisation.
Thanks to the concentrated efforts of Bernt Isak Wærstad, Victor Lazarini, Alex Hofmann and Giulio Moro over the past year, Csound now runs on the ultra-low latency embedded computing platform Bela. Actually it has for a while already, but we haven’t talked to much about it until now.
COSMO is once again represented at NIME, this year in Blacksburg in Virginia Tech. Bernt Isak is perfoming with acoustic guitar and two COSMO’s - one them the first one built around the Bela platform. We’ll come back with more news on that later!
From 7th - 10th June 2018, the “Linux Audio Conference 2018” is held at C-base Berlin (DE). COSMO will be part of the performance track with Alex playing Saxophone + COSMO live-electronics.
From 19th to 21st of June, the conference “Boost - Technology and Equality in Music” is held at Sentralen in Oslo. It will discuss two important topics concerning everybody working with music today: The impact of new technology and the work on gender equality. See the full schedule and read more about the conference on their webpage http://www.boost2017.com
Alex and Bernt Isak was back at NIME, this year in Copenhagen, presenting and demoing the new COSMO Patcher tool. You can read more about how to use the COSMO Patcher in the Programming COSMO section and read the whole NIME 2017 paper here:
The COSMO Rasbian Image has been updated to include version 6.08 of Csound. We’ve also cleaned up the home folder and both repositories, cosmo-dsp and cosmo-fw (previous name was cosmohat-fw), quite a bit.
The documentation pages, Build COSMO and Program COSMO, have just been completely reworked. The documentation is mainly for the building of a COSMO box, but it also covers some general startup issues for using Raspberry Pi and Csound. In particular our DSP-library and new toolset COSMO Patcher should be equally useful on any platform.
A workshop in working with Csound on the Raspberry Pi at the Csound 30 year celebration conference at Maynooth University 26th of November 2016
We had a fantastic time last weekend at BEK in Bergen. Doing our third COSMO Workshop! Thanks to the organizers at BEK and the awesome group of participants!
It was so much fun to see all the COSMO Boxes develop in just two days. What a fantasic group of people to work with!
With the help of the amazing Koka Nikoladze (http://nikoladze.eu/), we have made a short promotional video for the upcoming COSMO workshops in Oslo and Bergen.
Alex Hofmann and Bernt Isak Wærstad did a live performance with saxophone, guitar and of course COSMOs on this years NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) Conference in Brisbane. A video of the entire performance is available here:
The COSMO team is attending this years NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) presenting the COSMO Project at the Wednesday poster session. Alex and Bernt are also performing as the COSMO Collective with saxophone, guitar and of course COSMO boxes!
The next COSMO Workshop will be held in Oslo at Bitraf Makerspace from 29th - 30th of October 2016.
We are invited to hold a COSMO Workshop in Bergen at BEK (Bergen Electronic Arts Center) from 12th - 13th of November 2016.
As guests in FIX Makerspace we were giving a COSMO Workshop in Trondheim from 29.-30. November 2015. Here are some pictures from the workshop
Bernt I. Waerstad (guitar + electronics) and Alex Hofmann (sax + electronics) played a COSMO performance live at the 3rd International Csound Conference in St.Petersburg (RU).