Category Archives: software

io’s ‘cognitive innards’ (algorithms and source code).

HMSL at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++ (it didn’t make the cut for this show), but the Hierarchical Music Specification Language developed by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky and David Rosenboom, and which drives the cognitive innards of io 0.0.1 beta++, forms part of the subject of the Luke Fowler and Mark Fell curated exhibition […]

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jazzColo[u]rs: le discrepanze tra finzione scientifica e realtà pratica

In the interview with Han-earl Park in the current issue of jazzColo[u]rs (Sommario Ago./Set. 2015, Anno VIII, n. 8–9), Andrew Rigmore asks about the the balance of freedom and prediction in working with improvising machines such as io 0.0.1 beta++: In teoria è tutto aperto, free, non ci sono quasi pre-istruzioni, tranne la durata approssimativa […]

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(musical) time and machine musicianship (part 0.1)

[Continued from part 0…] Talking to Melanie L. Marshall after she read the previous post on musical time clarified some matters that were left unstated. The issue is not so much that a musicality built up from a simple ‘beat detection’ is not possible (such notions of musicality surround us in our music schools, in […]

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(musical) time and machine musicianship (part 0)

Melanie L. Marshall, in asking questions about musicality, takes a Foucauldian track and asks about musicality’s opposite, and in doing so, discusses and critiques some modern attempts at drawing a boundary between the musical and the unmusical. Melanie pulls up research by Henkjan Honing as an interesting, if problematic, example of such an attempt at […]

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future developments? OS X, Cocoa and Forth

Roelf Toxopeus has written a Mac OS X / Cocoa interface for SwiftForth and iForth [examples/screenshots…]. He writes: Cocoa GUI interface for Darwin based Forth systems. Goals: — Similar in usage as other interfaces in MacForth and Mach2. Think of things like NEW-XXX ADD.XXX etc. — No hacks, no shortcuts. Should survive OS upgrades! Follow their rules. […]

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source code 05-19-2011

For the record: source code for io 0.0.1 beta (rev. August 19, 2010) [86kB zip file] and supporting components [163kB zip file]. Note that I have not differentiated files used by io and those that are not; I have included every file of each used component from the MyTools folder. io load_io directory assignment and […]

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source code 05-12-2009

Source code for io 0.0.1 beta (rev. May 12th 2009) [86kB zip file]. There have been major changes since 03-23-2009 as a result of the beta tests with Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. These changes are unfortunately not documented/commented at the moment, but I’m uploading the source files for the record.

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analog io

I’ve assumed that future versions of io would have a single board computer (or multiple SBCs) in place of the clunky and fragile personal computer. There was, however, always an alternative. Take the not-so-humble analog computer, a technology with a fascinating past and a (still promising) future. Given that io’s behavior is driven by an […]

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beta test 05-12-09: audio recordings

Here is the audio documentation of the io++ beta test with Bruce Coates on May 12th 2009. beta test 05-12-09_00 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_01 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_02 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_03 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_04 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_05 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_06 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_07 [mp3″] beta test 05-12-09_08 [mp3″] beta test […]

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beta test 03-26-09: audio recordings

Here is the (not yet annotated) audio documentation of the io++ beta test with Franziska Schroeder on March 26th 2009. beta test 03-26-09_00 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_01 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_02 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_03 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_04 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_05 [mp3″] beta test 03-26-09_06 [mp3″] Performers are io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) and […]

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beta test 11-10-08 & 12-08-08: resultant changes

Here’s a list of the significant changes. These address issues that Franziska Schroeder and Bruce Coates brought up during the testings in November and December respectively. Greater variation in output. Including pseudo-Braxtonian ‘separation’ implemented via interp tables. Implementation of a meta-banalyzer that shakes up the system depending on input variation. Greater variation in the VL70m […]

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bug fix: banalyzer+

Here’s a fix for a significant bug that I somehow didn’t catch (didn’t hear?) for several years. The side effect of the fix is that io is now significantly more responsive. banalyzer+ a “smarter” banalyzer class designed to works in conjunction with the parser classes. ob.banalyzer+ clears internal storage and stats after an ALERT: message […]

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