Hi. My name is Paul Batchelor. I sometimes resemble the photograph above.
Most of my time is spent hunched over a computer (usually my computer), occasionally muttering to myself about this or that. On good days, I create music. To distract myself from making music, I create music software, in a process I often refer to as "teaching computers how to sing".
Do you ever think about what it means to be a computer? To compute? Or ever wonder what it means for a computer to be an "artistic medium"? And while we're on that subject, what is this "computer music" stuff, anyways?
Here are some things that get me excited:
- Generative Composition
- Modular Synthesis Environments
- Domain-specific languages and notation systems
- Audio Digital Signal Processing
- Linux and FOSS
- Embedded Systems
- Computer Graphics
That's about all I got for now. Thanks for visiting!