A musical ode to musical code.

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Each episode will explore a topic in Computer Science, a topic in Music, and combine them in creative ways.

You can find the code I use for each episode here!

The story

The reason I decided to start this show was because, thanks to COVID-19, I was no longer performing live with my jazz trio, but I was aching for some type of performative output. I had recently bought a disklavier, which had been a dream of mine for quite some time, especially after seeing Dan Tepfer’s Natural Machines.

I started playing around with the idea of having a “ghost” piano partner, and with making visualizations based on what I played. But even though it was super fun, I felt it lacked purpose. While thinking how to provide purpose to this work, I realized that the reason I enjoyed it so much was because it lived right at the intersection of two things I love: Music & Computer Science.

I also realized that I was somewhat unique in that I knew quite a lot about both those subjects, and had extensive experience with both. Then the idea struck me to make a YouTube channel talking about a topic from each.

I’m a big fan of creativity under constraints, and I thought it’d be an interesting and fun challenge to try to come up with a creative production that was based on the two topics covered.

I started working on the first episode right away.