The Musical Web - Fall 2023

About The Class

The Musical Web was a 10-week class focused on re-skilling music composition, co-exploring musicality on the web, and re-thinking ways to share musical experiences online. The goal was to discover new forms with modern mediums and to investigate HTML, CSS and Javascript as musical tools. Together we explored chance, live web APIs, multi-person networking, 3d spaces, and a variety of other frameworks to create sound on the web.

A special thank you to:
Cycling '74


Tommy Martinez (he/him)

Tommy Martinez is an artist and programmer working primarily through research, sound and code. He creates software and musical systems for the internet, embedded devices, and for live multichannel performance. Martinez has performed at MoMA PS1, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Fridman Gallery, and Pioneer Works. He has lectured on sound and electronic art at School for Poetic Computation, CNMAT at UC Berkeley, CCRMA at Stanford University, NYU (at IDM and ITP), and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

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Chloe Alexandra Thompson (she/her)

Thompson is a Cree, Canadian, interdisciplinary artist and sound designer. Thompson approaches sound as a mode of connection—embracing the kinesthetic agency of sound to compose abstract feats of spatialized audio recording and synthesis. Her work engages tactics of material minimalism to create site-specific installations that sculpt droning, maximalist experiences out of space and sound. Using audio programming software, computational processing, and acoustic instruments, Thompson’s work seeks to create connection by guiding audience participants through these augmented experiences.

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Participants Fall 2023

The School for Poetic Computation is an experimental school in New York City supporting interdisciplinary study in art, code, hardware and critical theory. It's a place for learning and unlearning. Learn more about SFPC here.