Ryan Carter : Programming Interactive Musical Systems with RTcmix
iMonkeypants (for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and available on the App Store) is a collection of five electronic compositions in which every sound is synthesized in real time from code written in RTcmix. This code incorporates data from the accelerometer of the device, allowing the listener to control aspects of the sound through motion. iMonkeypants links to iRTcmix, a library developed by Brad Garton and Damon Holzborn, which fully encapsulates the RTcmix language and includes Objective-C classes for communicating with the audio engine. With iRTcmix, developers can add sophisticated interactive audio to iOS apps with minimal code.
Ryan Carter is a composer of music for instruments, voices, and computers. Praised by the New York Times as "imaginative...like, say, a Martian dance party," Ryan's music has been performed throughout Europe and North America by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, the Argento Chamber Ensemble, NOW Ensemble, and many others. Ryan has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, Present Music, The Milwaukee Children's Choir, the MATA Festival, the Metropolis Ensemble, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, and the Calder Quartet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and Meet the Composer. Ryan has been awarded the Lee Ettelson Award, the Aaron Copland Award, the National Association of Composers/USA Composer's Competition, the Left Coast Composition Contest, and the Publikumspreis at the Heidelberg Spring Festival. Ryan was also a finalist for the 2005 Gaudeamus Prize and was chosen as one of NPR and Q2's favorite "100 Composers Under 40."