FluCoMa Podcast #10: Thor Magnusson

Episode ten of the FluCoMa podcast where Jacob Hart talks with musicologist, creative coder and educator Thor Magnusson.

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Thor Magnusson

The Podcast


  1. Introduction (0:0)

  2. Background and getting into the field (1:26)

  3. Approach to live coding (12:11)

  4. Talking about SEMA (21:13)

  5. Affordances and limits of the web browser (26:50)

  6. Sonic Writing, the Intelligent Instruments Lab and instrument design (32:28)

  7. Digital organology and contemporary musicology (42:43)

  8. MIR techniques and workflow inscription (51:48)

  9. Instruments as objects of resistance (1:1:14)

  10. Teaching music technology (1:9:43)

  11. Future of music technology (1:16:43)


In episode ten of the FluCoMa Podcast I talk with Dr. Thor Magnusson, primarily a theorist, but also a practitioner and educator of creative coding and music. We discuss Thor’s creative work and explore how it is influenced by and influences his theoretical research. We talk about Thor’s recent book Sonic Writing and his perspective on instrument design, interface and organology.

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