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    Music as Data - Ignite 2011 SF Music as Data - Ignite 2011 SF Presentation Transcript

    • Hackers and Rockstars Code is data is music is code John Vlachoyiannis @jonromero              BugSense.com
    • (possible) Origins of music
    • "Give me an A" = 440hz
    • Maths - Music for Geeks music ( μουσική ) - The art of Muses Apollon God of music and poetry Pythagoras
    • Everything is fractions - Pythagoras
    • Elegant weapons for a more "civilized" age
    • Toplap.org Temporary Organisation for the Proliferation of Live Artistic Programming
    • MAD M.A.D - Music as Data
    • + = Clojure + Processing
    •  
      • Example
      (play (pattern [kick])) code is data is music 
    •  
      • Specification
      (play (pattern [kick (+ kick hihat tom )])) 1/2  code is data is music  1/2  
    •  
      • Specification
      code is data is music  (play (pattern [A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5])) (play (reverse (pattern [A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5]))) data transformations 
    •  
      • Specification
      Derezzed (Tron) (times 4 (play (pattern [[E4 G4 E4] [E5 B4 G4 D4 A4 E4 G4 A4]], 2)))
    •  
      • Specification
      (play (cycle (map #(assoc % :pitch (- (:pitch %) 24)) (map #(assoc % :synth grunge-bass) (pattern derezzed 2)))))))
    •   Notes to code to data
    •  
      • Play Bach – Minuet in G major
      (def g-minuet-right-hand [[D5 D5 D5] [B4 [A4 B4] G4] [A4 D5 C5] [B4 B4 A4] ; NOTE: two B4's should be tied together [D5 [C5 B4] [A4 G4]] [E5 [C5 B4] [A4 G4]] [F#4 [E4 D4] F#4] [G4] [B4 E5 E5] [C#5 [B4 C5] A4] [D5 E5 F5] [[E5 D5] [C#5 B4] A4] [A6 [G5 F#5 E5 D5]] [B6 [G5 F#5 E5 D5]] [C#5 A5 C#5] [D5] [D5 [C5 B5] A5] [B5 [A5 B5] [G4]] [C5 C5 [C5 B5]] [A5] [D5 [C5 B5 A5 G4]] [E5 [C5 B5 A5 G4]] [F#4 [E4 D4] F#4] [G4]])
    •  
      • Examples
      any data can be music  more data transformations  (play (text-to-notes (get-latest-tweets)) ;; add markov-chains
    • ClojureScript (Web)
      • Overtone - Processing - ClojureScript
    • Big Idea
      • Github with music 'code'
      • Revisions of music
      • Share music as code
    • Thanks!  [email_address] Get music-as-data at mad.emotionull.com