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Hacking perl in Nightclubs (Music)

July 22nd, 2007
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Found an article “Hacking Perl in Nightclubs” (click here to read) by programmer/musician Alex Mclean who states that he has been using his computer, and a language called Perl, as his exclusive musical instrument for the past few years. From the conclusion to his article:

This might all sound like a rather strange and tortured way of making music, but actually the opposite is true. It’s not strange, there is structure behind every piece of music, and it’s quite normal for composers to think of the composition of this structure in terms of a defined process. The classic example is of Mozart using dice to generate tunes. It’s not tortured either. Thanks to Perl, music generating code can be extremely fast to work with.