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Turning code into music: Anagrams, open source Marxism, and VR raves

28 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Pop musicians have spent centuries flirting with technology to push the boundaries of the art, from the Theremin to mid-century tape experiments. Despite this fascination, only a tiny niche have gone so far as to programmatically generate music via code. In a span of roughly 70 years, the few who've done so comprise a Venn diagram of intersecting programmers and avant-garde musicians.
The results are unlike anything you've ever heard-and some of the most ambitious music to blend the realms of analog and digital sound.
I talked with people who are using code to make a wide variety...
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