Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron

Creator, Sonic_Pi

UK

Sam Aaron is a live coder, educator and researcher. He was the lead developer of Overtone and Quil – Clojure-based projects for the expression of sound and image. More recently whilst working at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory he created Sonic Pi – a Ruby-based live programming environment for creating music from code with a strong focus on education. By day he codes concurrent systems and by night he can be found performing with them live in nightclubs.

Sessions

Sonic Pi Livecoding

Keynote by Sam Aaron | Room: Isense
Sonic Pi an environment for live coding music that targets both education and professional musicians. In this demo-heavy talk we’ll cover its history - why it was created, how it evolved and what it can do today. We’ll also take a quick technical nose dive into some of the more interesting linguistic innovations that were necessary to perform live with code.