For those who like inspiring technical musicking talks

Dear all

The Fluid Corpus Manipulation project is on some of y’all’s radar, because @Rodrigo posted a few good words about it. To make a long story short, we have various machine listening and learning tools to help tackle programmatically sound bank mining in Max and SuperCollider (and Pd in progress) on MacOS, Windows and Linux with all the code open source…

As part of the project design, we commissioned works to get first users feedback on interface decisions and directions and many other things. Rodrigo was part of the first cohort (you can see who else was on the roster here)

Now, in early July we have 8 more pieces coming. We asked all composers to tell us how they (ab)used the tools. You can follow the saga here and I’ll post one per week, which leads us to the gigs. This week, Hans Tutschku explains his approach to polyphonic piano processing, informed by 30 years of practice.

I hope you enjoy!



Dear all

I didn’t want to pollute the forum with updates, but today is the fourth geeky video presentation, and there are 4 more to come. Here is the publication schedule:

18 May: Hans Tutschku
25 May: (yours truly)
1st June: Sam Pluta
8th June: Richard Devine
15th June: Owen Green
22nd June: Alex Harker
29th June: Gerard Roma
6th July: Alice Eldridge

All here:

Gigs are live on the 7th-8th-9th of July, and 2 keynotes on the 10th. I’ll post about them when I have the official link from the festival.

I hope you enjoy! I’ve certainly been inspired by them!


This looks absolutely incredible - and utterly fascinating. Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks! As I was saying elsewhere when someone asked if there were any tutorials:

The help files and examples are a starting point for now, and the forum… but the project is dedicated full time for the next year to design more enabling material… so more people (ab)use the tools towards a more inclusive and subversive programmatic data mining… so I’d say, try now, and if it is too steep a learning curve, either ask on the forum or wait for the next versions with more inviting knowledge exchange.