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 [...]
With some minor corrections done, my thesis is finally off to the printers. I’ve made a PDF available, and here’s the abstract: We consider the artist-programmer, who creates work through its description as source code. The artist-programmer grandstands computer language, giving unique vantage over human-computer interaction in a creative context. We focus on the human [...]
Two posts rolled in to one, to annoy the aggregators a bit less (sorry haskellers, more haskell stuff soon). First, dorkcamp is a lovely event in its third year. The idea is for around 60 of us to go to a campsite an hour out of London, well equipped with showers, toilets, a big kitchen [...]
Apologies to those who weren’t getting any sound from vocable, here’s a version with a quick bugfix from Rohan Drape that makes sure control buses are properly initialised. It should work for everyone now. Thanks Rohan! By the way you might notice that vocable records everything you do under the ‘logs’ directory. I’d be really [...]
My MSc thesis is here. The reader may find many loose ends, which may well get tied up through my PhD research. Abstract: In the context of the live coding of music and computational creativity, literature examining perceptual relationships between text, speech and instrumental sounds are surveyed, including the use of vocable words in music. [...]
Another screencast, a short one this time, which I’ve been using as a demo in talks.
I’ll be talking about my adventures with vocable synthesis at OpenLab 4 this Sunday. Openlab are a collective of people doing artistic and musical things with (or as) free software, putting on top notch free events such as this. Full details here: http://www.pawfal.org/openlab/index.php?page=OpenLab4
The haskell source for my vocable synthesis system used in my previous screencasts is now available. I’ve been having fun rewriting this over the last couple of days, and would appreciate any criticism of my code.
Another screencast: As ever, feedback, both positive and negative is very much appreciated!