Pd and Audio Programming in the 21st Century


  • Eric Lyon Virginia Tech




Pure Data, sound design, computer music, audio programming


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Pure Data, this essay discusses the development of audio programming up to the present, and considers the role that Pd can continue to play in the computer music of the future.


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Biografia do Autor

Eric Lyon, Virginia Tech

Eric Lyon is a composer, audio programmer, curator, and educator whose work focuses on chaos music, oracular sound processing, post-hierarchies, and spatial orchestration for high-density loudspeaker arrays. Lyon's creative work has been recognized with a ZKM Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB award, the League ISCM World Music Days competition, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Lyon teaches in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, and is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.


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Como Citar

Lyon, E. (2021). Pd and Audio Programming in the 21st Century. Revista Vórtex, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2021.9.2.4539



Dossier "A quarter of century of Pd: past, present and future"