André Damião (1987) is a brazilian multimedia composer, working with audio-visual electronic and chamber music, installations and computer programming. He studied composition in Amsterdam and finished his studies on electroacoustic music at the Universtiy of the State São Paulo, as a composer in residence at the Studio PANaroma. Currently he develops mobile technologies for performances and installations in the Master’s program in Sonology at the University of São Paulo.
The performance $1-min-LCPD is a piece of live coding made with the software Pure Data. The piece is divided into small movements that gradually increase their duration. Through the recurrent use of unusual algorithmic operations to synthesize and control the sound, the performance explores issues about different types of virtuosities mediated by the computer as an instrument and promotes an aestheticization of the software’s GUI. Considering the short duration of the parts of this piece, we believe that it exposes a very important feature of live coding, which is the simultaneous development of instruments and compositional gestures.