Less Is Code

Master’s Thesis at Trinity College Dublin, Summer 2016


In high technical computer-based performances such as live coding, artists are able to create and modify music - sometimes also visuals - in real-time by typing code on their computers. This work aims to create a minimalist-based audio-visual live coding performance which explores cross modal perceptual analogies. A review of minimalist works and visual music artists influence the final aesthetic, while the examination of different live coding performances and the review of contemporary live coding environments inform the system framework of the project. An analysis and discussion of the final piece and its performance is provided. Future directions are also discussed with a focus on performance improvement.

Tutor: Liam O'Sullivan