Impromptu : an interactive programming environment for composition and performance

Sorensen, Andrew (2005) Impromptu : an interactive programming environment for composition and performance. In Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2009, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

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Interactive development environments are making a resurgence. The traditional batch style of programming, edit -> compile -> run, is slowly being reevaluated by the development community at large. Languages such as Perl, Python and Ruby are at the heart of a new programming culture commonly described as extreme, agile or dynamic. Musicians are also beginning to embrace these environments and to investigate the opportunity to use dynamic programming tools in live performance. This paper provides an introduction to Impromptu, a new interactive development environment for musicians and sound artists.

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ID Code: 31056
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Live coding, Programming languages, Multimedia, Computer Music
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Multimedia Programming (080305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2010 05:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:22

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