Pyo: DSP and synthesis software for Python By: Aaron Krister Johnson
Date: Jan. 11, 2018, 6 p.m.
This presentation will introduce "pyo", a C-level library with Python bindings that is designed for musical/audio synthesis, and my own software "microcsound", which is a score-generation front-end to Csound, a well-know audio synthesis programming language. In particular, microcsound was designed to allow a richer vocabulary of musical pitch (alt-tuned scales, microtones, N-pitches per octave, etc.) than the one available via standard 12-notes per octave tuning of typical Western music. So, there will be some explanation of the historical background that drove the creation of this software, but it should be a fascinating topic for all. I will give brief demonstrations of the kind of out-of-the-box fun one can have with sound using Pyo, and snippets of the kind of work I've done with both it, and with microcsound. Anyone interested in the possibilities presented by Python software for electronic music, and/or electronic music in general, should find this talk interesting, informative, and entertaining.
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