Pure Data

Pure Data Pilot Project - Summer 2018

Over the month of July we ran our first Pure Data Pilot Project, a totally accessible, first-

of-its-kind opportunity for youth to learn basic computer coding concepts and electronic

music theory utilizing an open source, object-oriented software called Pure Data (Pd). Six

youth from the Rexdale neighbourhood of Etobicoke – our Pure Data ambassadors – met

every week for two hours at the Albion Library to learn about all things MIDI, For Loops

and everything in between. We are so proud of these community leaders who came to the

program with no prior music training or coding experience and devoted part of their

summer break to learning something new and boosting their employable skills. Thanks to

funding from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, we were able to pay the youth

ambassadors for their participation in working through this pilot project with us! Working

independently through their own “patches” and collaboratively in identifying Pd

communication strategies, these brilliant minds helped us develop the next Pure Data

program for youth, taking place this fall at the Albion Library.


Pure Data Pilot Project – Fall 2018

If you are a Rexdale-based youth between the ages of 13-24, are interested in learning

about coding, electronic music, and getting paid, please register for the fall program using

this link. Limited spots are available.

Meet our Pure Data Pilot Ambassadors! 

(more images can be found on our Facebook page)

Renea, 15


Ogen, 14


Vanessa, 13


Tyrese, 15


Junior, 18


Faye, 15

Fadi, 16

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