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Ivan Reese 2023-09-12 01:29:19

Some personal news: I just released my first new song in 9 years. You can listen to it here.

Can I find a way to make this even vaguely relevant to you, members of the FoC community, other than merely the personal connection we share? Why yes! It's a song about meaning and interpretation, things that I love thinking about when programming and detest thinking about when creative writing. I had to pick some subject, thus: what's something wryly confrontational I can say to all my programmer friends? Don't do math! Stop it. Don't think about it. Don't look for meaning. Stop formalizing, stop proving. Stop saying "easy to reason about".

For those who enjoy this sort of thing, the song is also loaded with music-math "jokes" — collect them all! Microtones, time signature changes, polyrhythm, polymeter, isometer, hocketing, … I even count-in at the beginning (and yes, the first bar comes in waaay early).


Lu Wilson 2023-09-12 07:59:59

fuck that's good

Marcelle Rusu (they/them) 2023-09-12 12:02:31

Its nice thats theres a strong overlap here of people making experimental music.

I got touches of new radiohead (mostly in the voice & some orchestral bits) & moondog among the endless layers, very nice :)

Jack Rusher 2023-09-12 12:56:18

Great stuff! And I appreciate that you included a list of instruments so I could resolve my questions (e.g. melodica or bandeon?).

Jason Morris 2023-09-16 19:22:51

Very nice. I'm a sucker for weird time signatures. My son played a song for me yesterday and said "dad you'll like this." It started in 11/4, with the last beat of each bar completely silent. 😂

Devine Lu Linvega 2023-09-13 21:00:44

Working on my slides for the strange loop talk right now.

I'm not sure how relevant to FoC it is, as it's a tiny bit more like.. the past of coding, but I'm pretty excited for it, the slides are encoded in a little slideshow scripting language I made up, for a program(Adelie) written in my favourite language in the world, running on a system built from garbage held together with strings and duct tape! Should be fun : )

📝 An approach to computing and sustainability inspired from permaculture - Strange Loop

Strange Loop (Sep 21-Sep 22, 2023 - St. Louis) is a conference for software developers covering programming langs, databases, distributed systems, security, machine learning, creativity, and more!


Lu Wilson 2023-09-13 21:07:24

"past of coding" makes it even more on-topic! good luck, looking forward to it!

Devine Lu Linvega 2023-09-13 21:10:07

Cheers! Lu, have you ever seen KolibriOS? It's written in FASM, I hadn't come across it before today but it's really neat. It's my thing of the moment.

design principles:

I love it when languages are sitting at that thin spot between machine instructions and logic code, and this one has that

Lu Wilson 2023-09-13 21:13:43

I haven't but I'll check it out, thanks for the links :)

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