IOhannes m zmölnig is an Austria-based software and mediaartist and member of the art collective “forum::für::umläute”.
He is currently working as a Senior Scientist (and lecturer; and sysadmin) at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) in Graz, where he is also pursuing a PhD on the topic of “Live Coding”.
Being an active member of the FLOSS community, he is one of the core developers of the “Pure Data” (Pd) computer music environment, for which he also provides a number of add-on libraries, including “Gem” for realtime-graphics and “iemguts” which is targeted at writing live-coding systems within Pd. IOhannes m zmölnig has performed concerts between Bergen and São Paolo.
“pointillism” is a solo livecoding performance in Pd. Both the code representation and the generated audio use “points” and “dots” as building blocks: the music is generated using morse code patterns, the code is written in “Braille” (the dot-based writing system especially designed for blind/visuallyimpaired people).
The performance is an ironic statement on the popular “show-us-your-screens” paradigm, by presenting the code in a form that does not even pretend to be readable.
A first instance of performance was premiered at the /*vivo*/ live-coding symposium in Mexico City on 14. November 2013.