Thor Magnusson (IS/UK)works in the fields of music and generative art. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Brighton. Thor is mainly interested in improvisation, live performances, installations and audio software production. He is a co-founder and member of the ixi audio collective.
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ixi lang: A SuperCollider Parasite for Live Coding
This paper describes the rationale and design of the ixi lang, a live coding language built on top of SuperCollider. The paper explains why SuperCollider is used for this task, and reports on a survey conducted with users of the language. It concludes that simple and constrained systems can be useful in specific musical contexts, in particular when sketching or improvising, but that such systems can be limiting in the long run.