FluCoMa Podcast #19: Helen Bledsoe

Episode 19 of the FluCoMa Podcast where Jacob Hart talks with flutist and composer Helen Bledsoe.

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Helen Bledsoe

The Podcast


  1. Introduction (0:0)

  2. Getting into music and music technology (1:26)

  3. Influences in composition (5:37)

  4. Approaches to collaboration (7:12)

  5. The sound of instruments (9:21)

  6. Moving towards computers (12:4)

  7. Interface design and creative environments (15:47)

  8. Classification (23:50)

  9. Sines and onset detection (26:7)

  10. Human and machine listening (29:40)

  11. Timbre transfer (32:4)

  12. Flutes (38:7)

  13. Composing for flutes (41:32)

  14. Poetry (44:35)

  15. Macrostructure (47:47)

  16. Future work (52:8)


The FluCoMa Podcast is back with another run of interviews with musicians and creative coders working with machine learning and machine listening. To kick things off we start with Helen Bledsoe who fills all of these profiles. Helen is a flutist, a core member of the renowned Ensemble Musikfabrik, and is also a creator of experimental electronic works. In this episode, we shall learn more about her relationship with technology both as an interpreter and a composer.

Here are the links to some of the things that were discussed during the podcast:

  • Horo Horo To - Homage to Makiko.

Horo Horo To for Bass Koto, Alto Flute and Oboe

  • Partch’s Ring around the moon.