Month: May 2008
Late summer events
I’ve had a paper accepted to ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) in Belfast. My paper isn’t directly about livecoding but according to chatter on the TOPLAP list there will be a fair number of livecoding papers and performances around the conference, including a off-icmc livecoding event organised by Graham Coleman. Looking forward to the schedule appearing…
Just after that from the 29th August is the 3rd annual dorkcamp, a weekend in a field doing strange things with electricity. The previous camps were fantastic, I can’t wait.
Then probably the following weekend, 6th September will be the London Placard headphone festival, an intense evening of diverse back-to-back 20 minute performances over a bank of headphone distribution amplifiers (and no PA). Always extra-special and full of surprises, it looks like this will be a big one…
The physical modelling of drums using digital waveguides
Joel Laird completed a fine PhD thesis on physical modelling drums in 2001, which included C++ sourcecode for an accurate model of a drum and a felt mallet for hitting it with. I’ve been in contact with Joel and am very happy to have prompted him to license the source under the GPL.
A .tar.gz file including some windows demo programs and the (Borland) C++ source is here. I hope to make some time to translate some of it into realtime supercollider unit generators soon…
I ported it to GNU C++, a version with my edits is available here.