This event features musician and educator Melody Loveless, who will perform using Sonic Pi, a live coding synthesizer based on Ruby.
Location: Harvestworks Art and Technology Building, 10a Nolan Park, Governors Island
Saturday August 27, 2022 – 2pm, for approximately 1 hour.
Live coding is the act of altering algorithms in real time in order to manipulate an ongoing artistic process, like music or visuals. For this event, Melody will perform a set featuring live coding and vocal sampling before sharing a brief presentation on live coding and an introduction to Sonic Pi.
Melody Loveless is a musician, performer, educator, and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multi-sensory performance, and more. She has performed around NYC in various venues, including Babycastles, Wonderville, (le) poisson rouge, Performance Space New York, and Eyebeam. Additionally, she has also organized/co-organized events including various concerts/performances and a day-long hackathon. Melody has presented talks on music education and her artistic practice for various organizations and events including the New Music Gathering, Monthly Music Hackathon, Bates Digital Music Symposium, and Pathways: Art and Technology. As an educator, she has taught in various institutes and organizations including New York University, the New School, Hunter College, Music Hackspace, and Harvestworks. She is also part of the first cohort of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program. In the recent Spring 2022 semester, she was Visiting Faculty in the Department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Melody in discussion with Eric Milikin: “Meet Kinetic Imaging visiting faculty Melody Loveless”, VCUArts News (February 2022).
Podcast Interview with Girls Twiddling Knobs: ”For the love of code: In conversation with Melody Loveless” (July 2021).