Conceptual definition

Codeklavier is a free software project developed by Ignacio Noriega and Anne Veinberg. This project is part of the discipline of live coding and consists of developing a system with which anyone can do live coding using piano keys, instead of an ascii keyboard.

Thus, the concept of live coding is expanded to a “musical” way of interacting with algorithms programmed with code, adding one more layer to the complex process of live algorithmic creation.

The Codeklavier project began in April 2017 and has currently developed two prototypes which can be downloaded and used freely and openly. These prototypes are:

Hello World, where each key of the piano is tied to a letter of the ASCII code, and Motippets, where piano motifs have been mapped to code “snippets” that are played when the piano interprets them.

This project has been developed with the support of funds from Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and FondsPodium Kunsten NL and has been awarded the Toy Piano Prize 2017.

Technical description

This project was made possible with the support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and  FondsPodiumKunsten NL and was awarded the Piano Prize 2017.