I’m having a bit of a breather at the moment, but here’s some of the things I am up to over the Summer: 16th May 2013 Another Algorave on the MS Stubnitz. The last one was masses of fun, and really looking forward to seeing what the next one turns up.. May 27-30 2013 I won’t [...]
Be sure to read the comments – Sam Aaron makes some important corrective points… The below left as documentation of thinking-in-progress. There is now an exciting resurgence of interest in live programming languages within certain parts of the software engineering and programming language theory community. In general the concerns of liveness from “programming experience design” and [...]
After posting at length about the history of my musical pattern representation, I thought I’d better show some demos and explain a bit about how it works in practice. Demonstrating music tech is difficult, because it seems to be impossible to listen to demos without making aesthetic judgements. The below is not meant to be [...]
TL;DR I’m now describing algorave music as functions from time ranges to lists of events, with arbitrary time precision, where you can query continuously varying patterns for more detail by specifying narrower time ranges. For more practical demo-based description of my current system see this post. I’ve been restructuring and rewriting my Haskell pattern library [...]
Looking forward to 2013, some things I’m up to so far: 15th Feb: talk and solo performance at the Node symposium, Frankfurt Late Feb (date tbc): slub at the Bartlett nexus, London 22-24th Feb: slub at the network music festival, Birmingham 5th March: Talk at the Leeds Psychogeography Group – my sister is doing this one now! 14-15th March (tbc): Talk + [...]
I’ve been recording some experiments with a new iteration of my livecoding system, and putting them up over on lurk.org. I’m going to continue doing that but here’s the latest recording for the tired of clicking: All and any feedback is very welcome.
That was fun.. First, full slub (Dave, Ade and I) at the Mozilla party. The most interested crowd we’ve had, it was hard to get any live coding done between all the questions! Dave collected some photos from the many that appeared online.. Then to Mexico City for the week-long /* vivo */ live coding festival. [...]
Some recent live recordings, this from InterFace2012 in Birmingham: and this from the BEAM Festival: I asked the engineers to cut the sound at 15 and 20 minutes respectively.
Fresh back from holiday, with a lot of things coming up: Thursday 21st June, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge Live coding at the opening of the Poetry, Language, Code exhibition http://visualisecambridge.org/?p=262 Friday 22nd June, BEAM Festival, Brunel University, Uxbridge Talking about live coding during the day and performing in the evening http://www.beamfestival.com/ Friday 29th June, InterFace2012, Birmingham [...]
Here’s an interview which appeared in the excellent Neural magazine in June 2007 (issue 27). A scan is also available. Live Coding: I think in text Alex McLean Alessandro Ludovico: The term ‘live coding’ is usually meant to describe the coding of music on the fly. It seems a process of unveiling the (running) machine [...]