Arts faculty, student, and alumni present at the 3rd International Conference on Live Coding

Arts faculty, student, and alumni present at the 3rd International Conference on Live Coding

Date posted: 2017-11-27 08:57:23

Arts Professor Shawn Lawson, PhD student Jeremy Stewart, and PhD Alumnus Ryan Ross Smith will present their work at the 3rd International Conference on Live Coding in Morelia, Mexico.

Lawson and Smith will present:

The Dark Side 

This short paper describes the evolution of the collaborative duo transitioning from living locally to living remotely. The result was a new telematic live-coding environment, The Dark Side. 



EV9D9 is a framework for performance that enables a unique context for improvisation by allowing each performer to simultaneously create and refine their own code while enabling access to the other performers code. This framework pits multiple domains of expertise against one another as the novice has total, if not bumbling, control over the experts’ precision. 


Stewart will present:

Solo live coding performance that combines aspects of EDM, break core, jazz harmonic sensibilities, and baroque counterpoint with the sounds of iconic video games of the 1990s and early 2000s.


Audience driven movement performance wherein observers influence performer action and movement through an interactive web-interface via their mobile devices. Interaction with the mobile interface generates moment-to-moment sound events while also activating vibrational motors attached to performers’ bodies and sending auditory directives to performers’ headsets. Previously performed at EMPAC in Spring 2017.

Rensselaer Piano Showcase
April 17, 2019 5:00 PM
EMPAC Concert Hall

A concert feature student pianists performing repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary music, including members of the Rensselaer Orhcestra.