Meeting on February 2, 2016

Time: 5:00–7:00pm

Location: Dodge Room 814 on Columbia’s Morningside Campus

Discussion Prompt:

Is live coding improvisatory?
Live coding is a musical performance practice in which performers program and alter algorithms in real time performance, working with computers to create music. We will discuss how this practice relates to acoustic instrument improvisation and forms of non-musical improvisation. Topics will include how the computer functions as an instrument, whether live coding practice is disembodied, and how the lack of an analogue interface changes the nature of improvisatory practices.