The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.
This month Ryan Kirkbride will be talking about and demoing FoxDot, a library for live coding music:
FoxDot is a Python library for interactive programming, specifically for live coding music. This talk will touch upon the history of live coding, the algorave movement (where people get together and dance to algorithms - yes, it's true), and how you can use Python to make your own music.
The FoxDot editor gives users the ability to edit their Python code while it is being run, allowing them to enter a feedback loop where they can execute code, listen to the result, then change the code and re-execute it based on what they hear. Often dubbed "the composer programmer", a live coder makes the act of composing music a performance practice in itself. Python's clean syntax and flexibility lends itself to this and FoxDot allows users to define musical algorithms quickly and easily.
The talk will then culminate in a 10 minute improvised performance that will demonstrate the wide range of musical capabilities available in the system.
FoxDot is maintained at https://github.com/Qirky/FoxDot.
We hope to have time for a workshop for anyone who wants to have a play, so please bring a laptop if you have one.
Thursday 9th November, starting around 7.30pm.
We will finish at about 8:45pm, and will be going to Headrow House afterwards.
From the Futurelabs web site: "If you’re walking, we’re 50 yards from the back entrance of the Victoria Quarter. Simply look left, walk to the crossroads and we’re in the building on the opposite corner (above the Gas Showrooms). Take the door to the left of the Gas Showrooms and our Reception is on the second floor."