Qichao Lan is the designer of the browser-based live coding environment QuaverSeries and the programming language of the same name. He has a background of computational linguistics and electroacoustic music composition. In 2018, he gained his master’s degree in Sonic Arts at the University of Sheffield. Now, as a doctoral research fellow in the University of Oslo, he is working at the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, and doing research on embodied music interaction in live coding.
QuaverSeries is a live coding language that explores the balance between minimalism and readability in live coding language syntax design. It adopts a parenthesis-free syntax and forms a left-to-right typing flow. It was first implemented with Ohm.js and Tone.js, but in this new branch of QuaverSeries, it is reimplemented with Sema Live Coding Language Ecosystem and focuses on signal modulation. In this performance, Chaosprint will be improvising on sound synthesis and seek to arrive at a self-playing state.