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michael sandler

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Live coding
« on: June 26, 2010, 12:33:03 PM »
In light of the Robt Rich tour thread which came to include a lot of discussion on computers in live ambient music performances, what do you think of "live coding?"




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Re: Live coding
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 04:31:23 PM »
Also as exciting as watching paint dry.  ;D Actually I might have enjoyed it more except for the fact that the audio in that video had some sort of static like distortion that made it kind of painful to listen to for very long.
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Re: Live coding
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 06:09:50 PM »
I'd also have to say that this sounded pretty damned uninteresting, musically.
Why people want to try and make music with unmusical instruments is beyond me.
Its just a technical exercise.
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Re: Live coding
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 02:25:42 AM »

I think for some people the challenge of doing something 'difficult' outweighs the artistic considerations of 'but is it any good ?'.
But hey, look at the code - check out the variables !

I went to quite a few 'digital art' shows a few years ago and found this to be a prevalent way of doing things. Not my cup of tea at all.


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Re: Live coding
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 07:47:49 AM »
@peterk - that sounds so true! I've run into that trap a great few times myself ; )

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Re: Live coding
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 02:53:27 AM »
I think live coding is really interesting and I'm working on a software (well not really right now, but I will as soon as I have more time for it) that can be used for live coding as well. However I wouldn't use the software as a standalone source while performing and instead create certain sounds via livecoding and then mix them with more common synthetic or analogue sources.

Regarding this specific video: Too bad the code cannot be recognized with that video quality, anyone knows what they used?