Making Music with Ruby
Thursday 19th February 7:00pm at Federation House
Alex is going to teach us how to use a Ruby DSL to make music! If you want to join in, bring your laptops.
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Live coding is a type of music performance and composition that most people probably don’t even know exists. Long a niche activity, the Sonic Pi editor and language aim to leverage it to teach music composition using programming (and vice versa), using a powerful Ruby DSL – thus making the project of particular interest to Rubyists.
In this interactive session, we’ll have a quick run-down of the syntax and fundamentals, and then make some music using it! To get involved, you’ll need a mac, windows or linux machine and the sonic pi editor, available for free at here
Participating isn’t compulsory, but you’ll get the most out of the session if you bring along a laptop with ruby installed & sonic pi editor. Try and make sure you’re fully charged as we cannot guarantee access to plug sockets.
Alex is a Ruby/Clojure dev for Swirrl and a gear-obsessed guitarist. After some fun experiments with ChucK and the Overtone Clojure library, he’s now a convert to Sonic Pi as the most intuitive live-coding environment yet.
- 7:00pm :: Meet at Federation House
- 7:15pm :: Using a Ruby DSL to make music
- After :: Go to the pub for great chat and good times