Public defence: Collaboration in Music Live Coding
Master Qichao Lan at the Department of Musicology will defend his dissertation entitled Exploring Collaboration in Computer Music Systems for Live Coding for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).
So-called "live coding" is a new type of music performance in which the performer writes a computer program that makes music in real-time. In his PhD, Qichao Lan has explored different types of live coding and how this particular performance style can allow for new forms of musical collaboration. In his practice-based research, he has carried out different projects including RaveForce (a new way to generate musical sound), QuaverSeries (a live coding language and a browser-based music collaboration platform), and Air Guitar (a model that can predict music information from muscle signals). Knowledge from these projects has been embedded in the development of Glicol, which is a new computer music programming language, an audio DSP library, and an online music-making platform (https://glicol.org). Lan's interdisciplinary research reveals that computer software innovation, especially in "lower-level" technology, can significantly change musical practice and collaboration. His research paves the way for future research in music and artificial intelligence, audio programming, live coding, and accessible music/computer science education.
The defence takes place in Forsamlingssalen, Harald Schelderups hus on 2 June, 12:15 p.m. It will also be possible to follow the proceedings via livestream on RITMO's YouTube channel.
Designated topic: “The impact of programming language design on style and aesthetics in live coding performance”
Time and place: Time and place: 2 June, 10:15 a.m., Harald Schjelderups hus, Forsamlingssalen. It will also be possible to follow the trial lecture via livestream.
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Professor Rebecca Fiebrink, University of the Arts, London (first opponent)
Professor Thor Magnusson, University of Sussex (second opponent)
Professor Rolf Inge Godøy, University of Oslo (committee administrator)
Chair of the defence
Head of Department Zafer Özgen
Professor Alexander Refsum Jensenius, University of Oslo
Professor Jim Tørresen, University of Oslo