Confessions of a live coder
Magnusson, Thor (2011) Confessions of a live coder In: Proceedings of International Computer Music Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, 31 July - 5 August, 2011.
Official URL: http://www.ixi-software.net/thor/confessions.pdf
This paper describes the process involved when a live coder decides to learn a new musical programming language of another paradigm. The paper introduces the problems of running comparative experiments, or user studies, within the field of live coding. It suggests that an autoethnographic account of the process can be helpful for understanding the technological conditioning of contemporary musical tools. The author is conducting a larger research project on this theme: the part presented in this paper describes the adoption of a new musical programming environment, Impromptu, and how this affects the author’s musical practice.
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