Podcast 289: Thor Magnusson

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I got a ping from a couple of people about reaching out to Thor Magnusson - and I did a little research. I really liked what I saw: a recent author (of Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material), an avid live coder and dedicate researcher, so I figured he was in my wheelhouse. Then I bought the book and read some of it, and I caught his Ars Electronica performance (https://youtu.be/KhL-JxI0KV0) and was sure of it. Reached out, positive response - and here's the podcast!

Talking with Thor was wonderful, and he immediately caught my attention by framing music in a psychological position - something I'd never thought of. From there, we went for quite a stroll, and I came out of it both excited by live coding as an experience, and music as a practices. I love it when an interview can make me feel that way!

You should check out the above performance (make sure you check out the graphic display of the work...), learn more about his book at http://www.sonicwriting.org/, ixi software at http://ixi-audio.net/thor/ and his github account here: https://github.com/thormagnusson

And enjoy!

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