The Sounds of Musical Programming

Source: Ars Technica.

Musicians have spent centuries flirting with technology to push the boundaries of the art, from the Theremin to mid-century tape experiments. Despite this fascination, only a tiny niche have gone so far as to programmatically generate music via code. In a span of roughly 70 years, the few who’ve done so comprise a Venn diagram of intersecting programmers and avant-garde musicians. The results are unlike anything you’ve ever heard—and some of the most ambitious music to blend the realms of analog and digital sound.