Creating Music with Python
June 13 @ 3:30 pm - June 14 @ 4:30 pm
Jython is an open source implementation of the Python programming language, integrated with the Java platform. JythonMusic is an open source environment for music making and creative programming activities. It is intended for musicians and programmers of all levels and backgrounds. It provides libraries for music making, image manipulation, building graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and for connecting to external MIDI and OSC devices. JythonMusic supports music transcription and playback, audio looping, computer-aided music composition,
development of computer-based musical instruments (including hybrid instruments), and live performance. With this demonstration, I plan to turn my computer into a musical instrument using Python. I will play music made by Beethoven, Deep Purple, Tupac Shakur, Mozart, and Deep Purple. I will also experiment with the Python GUI library. A GUI is a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
Herve Viho Aniglo was born in the capital and coastal city, Lome, Togo. Togo is a small country in West Africa located between Ghana and Benin and below Burkina-Faso. He and his family are part of the Togolese ethnic group, Ewe. At a young age, Herve and his family moved to the United States of America for better opportunities. They first arrived in New York then later moved to Memphis. His first name “Herve”; (pronounced Her-vay) is French for “Army Warrior”. The middle name Viho is Cheyenne for “Chief.” These are the characteristics of a leader and they are the characteristic of an “army warrior” and a “chief” Herve serves and follows the directions and tasks of others (army warrior) but at the same time, he sets an example to his fellow peers by showing determination, keeping an upbeat, positive personality and motivation to keep things going (chief). Herve is a well-known networker and connector in Memphis. He is involved with the National Black MBA Association, Black Data Processing Associates, and National Society of Black Engineers. He is also currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Memphis.