Alex McLean

Making music with text

Computer Music Journal – Special Issue on Live Coding – Call for Submissions

by Alex on April 24, 2012

I’m guest editing an issue of the Computer Music Journal on live coding together with Julian Rohrhuber and Nick Collins.  Really excited about this already, despite the submissions deadline being some eight months away from now..  The call for proposals is below. We are excited to announce a call for papers for a special issue of […]

We have no idea what we are doing: exclusion in free software culture

by Alex on April 10, 2012

The following is a live post which includes some strong statements which I might temper later.  If anyone asks, I do know what I’m doing and understand recursion just fine.  There’s an interesting thread on the eightycolumn mailing list on gender and exclusion in free software, which has prompted me to write up some thoughts […]

Live Notation first performance

by Alex on April 4, 2012

A couple of weekends ago I collaborated on a performance with Hester Reeve at the LoveBytes festival for the Live Notation project. As I was struggling with my new “smoothdirt” live coding language, Hester moved around the cinema carrying out actions including with bells, pebbles in her mouth and a large rock. This aspect seems […]