Functionally Illiterate

November 25, 2013 12:15 PM

Simple (VERY SIMPLE!) 30 second composition created using the ChucK programming language.

I thought it was fun - this was an assignment for an online course I'm taking in ChucK, which is a really cool programming language specifically for creating music. The assignment was to write functions to create the bulk of the composition, so that's what your hearing. Uses sine oscillators and some samples (drumkit) for the source sounds.

posted by gorbichov (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Cool little example, thanks for sharing! I haven't heard of ChucK before and I'm always interested in toying with algorithmically-generated music (until the next shiny interesting thing distracts me).
posted by comealongpole at 3:08 PM on November 25, 2013

I like it! Mind sharing a link to the course?
posted by eritain at 4:24 PM on November 25, 2013

Cool, thanks for the comments! ChucK is really interesting, if fairly, umm, immature in terms of documentation. However, it does have extremely strong control over time and allows for programs to be edited on the fly - so it's a useful tool for performance and live-coding type events. Also allows for multi-threading and other cool stuff, which is what we're getting to this week in the Coursera class.
posted by gorbichov at 5:56 PM on November 25, 2013

All the sounds are really nice. I listened 3 times in 2 minutes and wouldn't mind another. fav'd for later
posted by dagosto at 5:00 AM on November 26, 2013

Cute! My favorite part is the chukka-chukka way the drums come back in at around :19.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:09 AM on December 1, 2013

30 × 1000 points = 30,000 POINTS
posted by not_on_display at 11:51 PM on February 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

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