Room 5

11:40 - 12:40 (UTC+10)

Talk (60 min)

Automating Audio with Alda

Did you know that you can make music in a plain text editor? You can do that with Alda! Alda is a programming language specially designed for musicians. It allows you to compose and play music with just plain text You can create all types of songs with this technology and I can show you how to do it through a demo.

Big Data
Software Design
Functional Programming

In this talk attendees will learn about Alda, a unique programming language that can be used for creating songs and mimicking instruments on the computer.

Attendees will leave this talk with an understanding of Alda and learn how to:
mimic certain instruments
mimic voices to be included in songs and melodies
create beats and melodies
make their own songs in different genres
change the tempo of their own songs

Herve Aniglo

Herve Viho Aniglo was born in the capital and coastal city, Lome, Togo. Togo is a small country in West Africa located between Ghana and Benin and below Burkina-Faso. He and his family are part of the Togolese ethnic group, Ewe. At a young age, Herve and his family moved to the United States of America for better opportunities. They first arrived in New York then later moved to Memphis. His first name "Herve" (pronounced Her-vay) is French for "Army Warrior." The middle name Viho is Cheyenne for "Chief." These are the characteristics of a leader and they are the characteristic of an "army warrior" and a "chief." Herve serves and follows the directions and tasks of others (army warrior) but at the same time, he sets an example to his fellow peers by showing determination, keeping an upbeat, positive personality and motivation to keep things going (chief). Herve is a well-known networker and connector in Memphis. He is involved with the National Black MBA Association, Black Data Processing Associates, and National Society of Black Engineers. He is also currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Memphis.