Andrew R. Brown is an active computational artist working in music and visual domains. He is Professor of Digital Arts at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia where his work explores the aesthetics of process and often involves programming of software as part of the creative process. In addition to a history of computer-assisted composition and rendered animations, Andrew has in recent years focused on real-time art works using generative processes and musical live-coding where the software to generate a work is written as part of the performance. He has performed live coding around Australia and internationally including in London, Copenhagen, and Boston. His digital media art work has been shown in galleries in Australia and China.
“Multiple Beginnings” is solo work will be a semi-improvised live coding performance; where computer code is the primary medium of expression that may be augmented by live mapping of parameters on a control surface to effect a range of recorded and synthesised sound sources. The title is descriptive of the efficient re-use of algorithmic processes that are succinct to write but provide subtly varied output when played. This provides effects not dissimilar to phasing where musical interest emerges between interactions of several instances. Further enhancement is achieved through code modification through which musical features evolve during the performance in an organic way. As new structures are developed, older ones are modified.