Meta-eX - Live Coding Band

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==> Live Coding. Live Synths. Live Music.

Meta-eX is a live coding duo: improvising with code to weave immutable data structures into ephemeral sounds. As they riff with their code, projected live in front of their audience, the system responds instantly to their whim.

Formed by Sam Aaron and Jonathan Graham, Meta-eX don't rely on pre-recorded material. They define, evaluate and manipulate their code live. This gives them an immense level of control and power to perform. From intimate ambient sets to pulsating club nights, Meta-eX opens a new future for live electronic music.

For a detailed overview of our background, approach and philosophy check out our in-depth interview with Imperica.


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==> Live Recordings

Whilst our focus is primarily on live performances, we occasionally capture recordings of our live sessions. See our SoundCloud page for a complete list.

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==> Live Coding - A New Approach

Armed with programming languages, monomes and number of simple MIDI Kontrollers, we harness the full power of the SuperCollider synthesis engine through the incredible Overtone platform. We don't just use our laptops to tweak GUI sliders and pots, we write raw Clojure code into Emacs live in our performances. We also generate real-time visualisations perfectly synchronised to the sound with Quil and Shadertone. All the code for our sets is open source and available for you to play with: Meta-eX Ignite.

Live Coding allows us to generate music on-the-fly enabling us to change the direction of the sound and respond to our environment at a whim. Our sounds aren't pre-recorded and tweaked on-stage, they're coded and generated live in real time. We produce a real raw noise rather than manufactured industry-polished pseudo-perfection. Our sound isn't hardcore, breakcore or speedcore - it's multi-core and fully hyper-threaded.

==> Interviews, Articles and other Media

Golem.de - Meta-eX Interview  (6:14)

The following is a full list of interviews, presentations, articles and broadcasts available online:

==> Live Performances

In addition to jamming live at least once a week in Cambridge, we also perform live for audiences. Let us know if you'd like us to play live at your event: info@meta-ex.com

Previous Performances:

==> Tech Talks

Despite developing and using some of the most advanced live coding software in the world, we don't keep our tech secret and hidden - we actively promote its use for other budding live coders and music programmers. We give tech talks to audiences of any background - from musicians to programmers to interested algoravers. Contact us if you'd like us to deliver a tech talk at your event: info@meta-ex.com

Previous Tech Talks:

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