Music & Art

WAC 2016 includes two evening concerts which are open both to conference attendees and also to the general public as free events:

Live Coding Concert
Monday, April 4th, 2016, 8 pm
The Academy of Medicine, 875 W Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Live coding is the practice of real-time music improvisation using computer code. Laptop performers write code on the fly, in performance, to define the algorithms that generate the music, all as the audience watches a projection of the performer’s screen. Also featured in this concert are performances by composers who have designed custom synthesizers and visual art in the browser. This concert will show five different perspectives on the web browser as an audiovisual instrument.

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Participatory Concert
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 7:30 pm
Caddell Building Flex Space, College of Architecture, 280 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

A participatory concert is a non-traditional concert in which the audience collaborates using their own mobile devices. The speakers of audience devices are used to distribute sound throughout the room, leading to an exciting massively-multichannel experience. Audience members may also interact with the music through a phone’s touchscreen. We invite your participation -- the more the merrier. This concert will engage the audience as they contribute to five different participatory performances using web audio technologies.

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Web audio artworks will also be on display throughout the conference on kiosks at the Academy of Medicine. You can also find these artworks by following the links below: