IMV PhD Midway Assessment for Qichao Lan
We wish to invite you to an open midway assessment for our PhD fellow in musicology, Qichao Lan.
To comment on the candidate's work, we have invited Senior Lecturer Anna Xambó Sedó of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Doctoral Research Fellow Qichao Lan
The midway assessment is organized in two parts, and starts with a two-hour public seminar, followed by a closed meeting.
The purpose of the midway assessment is to evaluate the progress of the PhD project at a point when it is still possible to make small or more substantial changes.
10:15 - 11:00 Presentation by Qichao Lan
11:00 - 11:45 Comments by, and discussion with, Anna Xambó Sedó
11:45 - 12:15 Plenary discussion with the public
Following the public event, there will be a closed meeting between the candidate, invited opponent, and supervisors (12:15-13:15).
Musical performance is typically based on body movement. However, in live coding, musicians write programs in real-time to make music, which often limits the body movement to typing. This idiosyncrasy of live coding draws a clear distinction with other forms of instrument playing that require bodily interaction. How can we design the bodily interaction in live coding? And how will the bodily interaction influence the music made with live coding? To address these questions in my PhD research, I start from developing a new live coding environment called QuaverSeries that runs the programming language of the same name. In the midway assessment, I will describe why I create this language and environment, how I design it, and how I can use it as a platform for further music experiments concerning the application of gestural control, online collaboration, and A.I. in live coding.