Video: Livecoding A Musical Performance

What do you call someone who programs an entire set live with lines of code? A coderist? We’re not sure, but either way this TED performance by Andrew Sorensen at TEDXQUT is pretty impressive (although it’s a bit slow to start – fast forward to about 6:00 for it to get interesting).

The language that Andrew is using in the video is called Extempore, designed by programmer Benjamin Swift specifically for livecoding of multimedia experiences. Learn more about it and try it for yourself on the official Extempore site.

While this shows a lot of potential for some great applications in the art performance world, we’re not convinced you’ll see it in a club anytime soon – DJs and producers already look like they’re checking their email – this guy has an extreme version of Serato Face.

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