Nick Collins (UK) lectures at the University of Sussex, running the music informatics degree programmes there. He co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press 2007), and wrote the Introduction to Computer Music (Wiley 2009). iPhone apps include iGendyn, TOPLAPapp, Concat and for iPad, PhotoNoise. Recent concerts include live coding in a vineyard in Corfu, falling off a piano stool in Sydney, singing the 100 metres in Brighton, and playing harpsichord in Wirral. Sometimes, he writes in the third person about himself, but is trying to give it up.
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This work pays tribute to some familiar names from the SuperCollider community, coding them into the fabric of the generative audio. Various mappings are explored, including the 26 notes per octave scale for an English alphabet. The cryptogram solutions are projected live as the piece unwinds, for your delectation.
Autocousmatic generates electroacoustic music intended for acousmatic presentation; based only on a seed directory of source sound files, a desired duration and number of output channels, the program creates multi-channel spectromorphological tape pieces. Audio analysis capabilities are used to discover 'useful' portions of sound files and assess processed files. This presentation will cover the implementation, including the challenges of mass file processing in NRT mode in SuperCollider, and the evaluation of the system through its products.