gibberwocky: New Live-Coding Instruments for Musical Performance

Roberts, Charles and Wakefield, Graham

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We describe two new versions of the gibberwocky live-coding system. One integrates with Max/MSP while the second targets MIDI output and runs entirely in the browser. We discuss commonalities and differences between the three environments, and how they fit into the live-coding landscape. We also describe lessons learned while performing with the original version of gibberwocky, both from our perspective and the perspective of others. These lessons informed the addition of animated sparkline visualizations depicting modulations to performers and audiences in all three versions.