Tag Archives: HMSL

Documentation: io 0.0.1 beta++, the musical automaton and machine improviser constructed by Han-earl Park

io 0.0.1 beta++, Blackrock Castle Observatory, 05-26-2010 (photo copyright 2010, Stephanie Hough)

Back, behind-the-scenes, I still have some articles in draft form that both detail the nuts’n’bolts decision-making processes in the construction of a machine improviser, and self-reflective critique such constructions, detailing the trade-offs and shortcomings of such an entity, and its design and implementation. I would like to get back to work on these at some […]

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RIP, Douglas Rain

Automatic Morricone Machine

RIP, Douglas Rain, who gave his voice to the machines of our dreams and nightmares, and shaped the vocality that stood for anxiety in the age of machines.

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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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software optimization vs. elegance

When started writing what became io 0.0.1 beta in ’99, having thrown out a whole bunch of old material, I made an effort to write elegant code. This was partly because of the complexity of this project (which would end up in the region of 25,000 lines of code), but also a reaction to the […]

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