We are running a hands-on introduction on live coding music, using open source software, at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire. The software introduced will be ixi lang and Sonic Pi. Participants will get familiar with both environments, and equipped for further explorations of musical composition and performance.

Drop in, write code, and make noise! This is easy! With no prior experience in coding necessary, this workshop will introduce you to live coding and give you the opportunity to experiment and have fun writing programs to make music. With on screen demonstrations and plenty of help provided for you to get stuck in – let the coding and noise commence!

Further information on the live coding systems

ixi lang (example here)

Sonic Pi (example here)

Organised by the Music Informatics and Performance Technologies Lab, University of Sussex.

sonic piSonic Pi: Live & Coding Summer School at Cambridge Junction – (c) Clare Haigh

ixi langScreenshot of ixi lang