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In this workshop artist and musician Rian Treanor will teach participants how to make their own electronic music exploring computer patterns, electronic rhythms and unusual digital sounds.

Using software created by the artist on Max/MSP you will have the opportunity to make your own music, and collaborate with the other participants to work as a collective. Drop in anytime between 11-1pm and stay for as long as you feel.

This workshop is suitable for audiences aged 6+. Intergenerational collaboration is encouraged.


This event will take place on the ground floor of our building and is wheelchair accessible. There are accessible toilets on the same floor. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to improve your visit please email


This event is part of Platform, an established artistic development programme at Site Gallery which allows artists to explore new ideas in a public space, testing new thinking and research with engaged audiences. The artists began their residencies in January 2022 and are five of twenty from the Sheffield City Region, taking part in the Freelands Artist Programme.

The Freelands Artist Programme supports emerging artists across the UK in partnership with g39, Cardiff, PS2, Belfast and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Each artist receives a two-year paid residency which includes investment in professional development, production as well as opportunities to exhibit. 

Site’s programme partners: Bloc ProjectsMuseums SheffieldS1 Artspace, and Yorkshire Artspace.


Rian Treanor re-imagines club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components.

Using the programming language Max/MSP he develops bespoke software to explore extended rhythmic techniques and algorithmic processes, building devices that enable spontaneous pattern modulation within various collaborations, workshops, live performances and installations.

Recent performances include the Aphex Twin Curated Warehouse Project (UK), Nyege Nyege Festival (UG), WWW (JP), Unsound (PL), CTM (DE), Le Guess Who? (NL), Mira Festival (SP), Rewire (NL), GES-2 (RU), Serralves (PT), Berghain (DE), No Bounds (UK), Cafe Oto (UK), Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts (UK), Empty Gallery (HK), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IRL), Summerhall (UK). He has also taken part in artists residencies at yU+co[lab] in Hong Kong, Counterflows in India and Shape Platform 2020.

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