Antescofo is a coupling of a real-time listening machine with a reactive and timed synchronous language. The language is used for authoring of music pieces involving live musicians and computer processes, and the real-time system assures its correct performance and synchronization despite listening or performance errors.
These pages documents the language starting from version 0.5. Users willing to practice the language are strongly invited to download Antescofo and use the additional Max or PureData tutorials (with example programs) that come with them for a sensible illustration of the language.
Antescofo scores can be edited, visualized and monitored by AscoGraph, a standalone program communicating with the Antescofo engine via OSC messages. See the related Ascograph documentation.
proceeds with a Reference Manual
Accessing the information
These documents are available as online web pages. The set of web pages for local use (when there is no internet connection) can be downloaded as a zipped file AntescofoDocHTML.zip (it unzips into a directory named AntescofoDocHTML and the file index.html in it can be opened in a browser). This file is also bundled with the Antescofo package. A PDF version of the above documentation is available but the layout, the handling of figures and the cross referencing is not satisfactory. The old documentation in PDF form is still available.
Besides these documents, additional information on Antescofo can be found:
on the Project home page
on IRCAM's ForumNet where you can find tutorials to download with bundles for MAX and PureData
on the web site of the MuTAnt team-project where you can find the scientific and technical publications on Antescofo
on Project Development Forge where you can post a bug report
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