PatchWerk Radio: Generative Internet Radio

On Thursday the 15th of March, Guy John will talk and answer questions about PatchWerk Radio.

PatchWerk Radio is a generative music internet radio station that streams constantly changing audio twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It is built with Pure Data at its heart and wrapped in Python to help make things a bit more manageable. The project lives at http://patchwerk.rumblesan.com and all the code, including the patches themselves can be found at the github repository.

The server has a bank of patches from which it will choose a new one randomly every 10 minutes at which point the old patch will cross fade into the new and the stream carries on, uninterrupted.

The talk will aim to cover the internal architecture of the radio station, some thoughts on Pure Data as a server side process, a brief introduction into generative music and hopefully the basics of creating patches to run on PatchWerk.

 

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