Ryan is a postgraduate research student at the University of Leeds. His background is in Computer Science but has recently been combining this with his interest in music through live coding and algorithmic composition. He began work on his Python-driven Live Coding environment, FoxDot, in 2015 and has since performed internationally using it. His university research focusses on nonverbal communication in live coding ensembles and collaborative performances.
This will be a performance of live coding; generating music through the use of a programming language. It starts with a blank screen and code is written to describe sonic events which are heard while the program is constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed throughout. A lot of the performance is either improvised or left up to chance, with melodies and rhythms being left up to the gods (a.k.a. random number generators).Appearing at: Millennium Gallery