I see people getting up at seven-thirty every morning going to work at the drug store to sell Flair pens.
But the most amazing thing to me is I get paid for doing this."
- Steve Martin in Let's Get Small
Readers of this blog, or my other blog entitled CulturedEar, know that I often combine my passions for music and software development. The most recent example of this is an application named Counterpoint Composer that I developed to demonstrate how to leverage Spring Boot and Cloud Foundry. I now have the privilege and pleasure to deliver presentations entitled Composing Music in the Cloud about this application and technologies. The first such presentation was in November 2015 at J-Fall in Ede, Netherlands to a gracious audience of software developers, shown in this video:
Here’s the abstract for the presentation: Leveraging the power of Cloud Services, this session demonstrates how music can be analyzed and composed in real-time to augment musical performance with a futuristic instrument. This session contains an introduction to relevant cloud services, and an introduction to music theory and composition. This session also has musical demonstrations and code snippets scattered throughout.
I hope you enjoy the video!