We Want The Pfunc! – exploring the potential of livecoding in contemporary musical performance

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‘Livecoding’ is a practice where creative artists who work with computer code perform live, often producing music and/or visuals, with the audience typically able to watch the evolution of the code on a projected screen.
In this lecture recital, I take a reflective approach to my improvising practice using the music programming language SuperCollider. The presentation is in three parts:

• an outline of some current practices in livecoded music, with particular reference to the algorave scene
• an improvised livecode performance using non-commercial samples: for instance, extended techniques for flute, prepared piano
• a reflection on my current practice as a livecoder, noting intersections with work as a composer and teacher


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 28 Jun 2018
EventHub for Artistic Research in Performance - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 1


ConferenceHub for Artistic Research in Performance
Abbreviated titleHARP
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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