Can Ince

About is a software company founded by myself, offering solutions in the intersection of software and creativity – e.g. interactive audio engines for games and applications, sound design, electronic music instruments, audiovisual systems for performance and installations

Founded in 2017 in London, UK.


Siren: an Ecosystem for Musical Patterns

A tracker interface and an event sequencer for live coding. Siren is a JavaScript-based web application. The back-end, which interfaces with GHC, is built using Node.js and the front end is implemented using Reactjs. For the academic community I have published a conference paper at the 2017 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) titled Siren: Hierarchical Composition Interface. In addition to the conference proceedings, Siren has been featured in a recently crowd-sourced book on electronic music instruments, Push Turn Move, beside its predecessors such as SuperCollider, PureData and TidalCycles


Audileum is an interface for several players, which, through the mapping of trigger areas in the 3D space, creates live interactive platforms for performance, sound design, composition and storytelling. Audileum productions can be re-enacted and experienced anytime and anywhere through VR and Web platforms. The project received an Arts Council grant and Sound and Music funding for it's R&D stage which culminated in a week long residency at the Barbican's Pit Theatre.


Various projects that I've developed throughout my computer science education


Programming for Music: Explorations in Abstractions

Creatively, algorithmic processes open up all sorts of possibilities which would be either impossible or laborious to create by hand. This research documents an effort in attempting to develop a novel technical approach to musical composition that functions not just as a tool, but also as an extended cognition that shapes the musical creative process
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Siren: Hierarchical Composition Interface

This paper introduces Siren, a software environment that aims to reinforce ties between the live-coding performance and algorithmic composition. It is based on a hierarchical structure, which propagates modifications to the lower levels with minimal effort, and a tracker-inspired user interface, which allows sequencing patterns on broader time-lines. In addition to the pattern composition, Siren supports programming variations of and transitions between patterns. It features polyrhythmic timers, pattern history, local and global parameters, and mathematical expressiveness. Apart from its musical opportunities, the interface leverages a handful of highlights such as user authentication and import/export functionality
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Siren: Interface for Pattern Languages

This paper presents with a preliminary evaluation of Siren in the context of user interface design principles, which originates from the cognitive dimensions framework for musical notation design
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