Turn-Taking and Chatting in Collaborative Music Live Coding

Anna Xambó, Pratik Shah, Gerard Roma, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko

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Co-located collaborative live coding is a potential approach to network music and to the music improvisation practice known as live coding. A common strategy to support communication between live coders and the audience is the use of a chat window. However, paying attention to simultaneous multi-user actions, such as chat texts and code, can be too demanding to follow. In this paper, we explore collaborative music live coding (CMLC) using the live coding environment and pedagogical tool EarSketch. In particular, we examine the use of turn-taking and a customized chat window inspired by the practice of pair programming, a team-based strategy to efficiently solving computational problems. Our approach to CMLC also aims at facilitating the understanding of this practice to the audience. We conclude discussing the benefits of this approach in both performance and educational settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAugmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450353731
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences - Queen Mary, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 201726 Aug 2017
Conference number: 12
http://2017.audiomostly.com/conference-program/ (Link to Conference Information)


Conference12th International Audio Mostly Conference
Abbreviated titleAM '17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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