Music and Message Passing Concurrency

Joe Armstrong
Erlang Co-Inventor

How can we glue togther complex components written in different programming language to make music? 
In this talk I'll show how music can be represented as sets of communicating concurrent processes. Then I'll show how we connected Erlang, Garage Band, SonicPi and the Supercollider togther.I'll talk about TCP/UDP messaging and about efficienct ways of layering complex information on top of the underlying transport layers.

Joe Armstrong is the principle inventor of the Erlang programming Language and coined the term "Concurrency Oriented Programming". He has worked for Ericsson where he developed Erlang and was chief architect of the Erlang/OTP system.
In 1998 he left Ericsson to form Bluetail, a company which developed all its products in Erlang. In 2003 he obtained his PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The title of his thesis was "Making reliable distributed systems in the presence of software errors." Today he is semi-retired but works part time as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

GitHub: joearms

Twitter: @joeerl

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