LiveCoding – Ultra-Geeky Music Performance

For anyone that’s ever thought digital audio home recording enthusiasts were somewhat geeky, they should check out the DJs behind a new movement called "LiveCoding."  Get this, LiveCoders use Perl or homemade programming languages to create music from scratch, using raw code to generate audio for a live audience…while their computer screens are projected for the audience to see.

You can check out a (fuzzy) video clip of one such performance here.  A group called TOPLAP (temporary organization for the proliferation of live audio programming…or LAPTOP semi-backwards) currently has 200 members.  This can totally go mainstream…that is, as soon as PERL coding knowledge hits the masses.  Kinda cool either way.

(via Wired)







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