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Stuart Popejoy on "Composing (Music) in Haskell"

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Stuart Popejoy on "Composing (Music) in Haskell"

Why use Haskell to write music? Algorithmic/generative techniques have much to offer the composer, but you need an expressive language with good libraries and the ability to generate MIDI and/or scores. This talk introduces the "fadno" libraries, which offer a polymorphic Note type, output to MusicXML and MIDI, and support for using braids in music composition. I also demonstrate the methods used for composing works with examples of performed and released musical compositions.


Stuart Popejoy is a musician and software engineer in Brooklyn, NY. He is an active player in the NYC creative music scene, leading the avant-metal band "Bassoon" and participating in numerous improv, jazz and noise projects. Notable collaborators include Sarah Bernstein, Mick Barr, Kris Davis, Ches Smith, Ron Anderson, Chris Cochrane and Brian Chase.

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