publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2015

Deadmau5, Derek Bailey, and the Laptop Instrument -- Improvisation, Composition, and Liveness in Live Coding

Parkinson, Adam; Bell, Renick;
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  • Published: 13 Jul 2015
  • Publisher: Zenodo
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Dance music superstar Deadmau5 and the improvising guitarist Derek Bailey represent, through their writing and practice, two very different approaches to performing live. By critically considering the practice of live coding in relation to these divergent approaches, we discuss live coding with regards to where the liveness lies and how the laptop and software are treated as a musical instrument. Each practice uses the laptop as a musical tool in a very different way. Live coding uses the laptop as an instrument in a manner that draws upon the techniques and strategies of free improvisation, in contrast to Deadmau5’s notion of laptop as playback device and the l...
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publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2015

Deadmau5, Derek Bailey, and the Laptop Instrument -- Improvisation, Composition, and Liveness in Live Coding

Parkinson, Adam; Bell, Renick;