PLOrk spring2007/AssignmentOne

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Looping Rhythmic Generator

Inspired by the question posed by the reporter from Fox News: "... but can you dance to it?"


In this assignment you will, in stages, build an interactive rhythmic generator in ChucK, learn how to play it creatively, and perform music for the class using your new instrument. Think carefully about what kind of device you might like to make. It could be a drum machine, or an analog sequencer, or emulation of mechanical or other cycling process. You define what "rhythmic" means.

This is a solo project (every should create a piece), and will be due in stages. Details are below:

Some Potential Issues to Consider

  • level of human interaction?
  • is live performance is to be incorporated? if so, how and what is the interface?
  • how to structure the software to facilate the piece?


  • programs, sound files (if any)
  • a recording and/or a live performance in class
  • instructions, if any, for the laptop (programs, sound files)
  • instructions for human performers, if any
  • program notes, if any
  • README file explaining your approach in creating the piece, what tools you used, any difficulties you encountered, and any additional notes.