Looking for recommendations on music made with SuperCollider

Jonatan Liljedahl’s new album is great.

I know Kindohm and Renick Bell use various livecoding front-ends, but with SC as the synthesis engine. Both of their recent releases are great.

I can’t speak to specific releases, but I know that various people around XKatedral have used SC for music:

NMO’s live SC performances are legit AF:

This Andeh Lang was on regular rotation for a while for me, I know it used SuperCollider:

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Supercollider contributor Victor Bombi has made some very nice pieces (video + sound).


This was made in SuperCollider, algorithmic style:

This one also, part generatively, part using LNXStudio (which is SC as well)


Not polished or professional :stuck_out_tongue: but here is my music, written entirely with SC

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Good question, or post really.

If you’re interested there’s a someone who reposts SC stuff on Soundcloud, you might check that out, and then send questions to those you like?

I use SC for complete compositions, but not always. If you’re interested here’s a couple that are also up on Soundcloud.

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Archives of the old soundcloud group (each pack in reverse chrono order, of course some tracks are lost in the mysts of time, like tears in rain …):

2010 ← the beginning

2013 ← 2010

August 2016, when the groups were killed ← 2014




Comes with source code.


“No Way Out” from Peter Gabriel’s 2002 album “Up” used SuperCollider: https://petergabriel.com/release/up/

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A few more to add to this arcane list:

  • this guy names Victor makes a really great neo brazilian music with acoustic guitar, field recordings, and all the weird stuff in SC: https://arubuavua.bandcamp.com/

  • Gil Fuser, also brazilian

  • Alberto de Campo created A LOT of instruments/compositions for MEGO artist Florian Hecker

  • Alberto and Julian have often collaborated with composer Marcus Schmicker, e.g. for “Bonner Durchmusterung”, or Politiken der Frequenz

  • yours truly has all music made with SC, and a bit of DAW at times, but all the live instruments are purely writtern in SC, as well as various sound and media installations where SC is at the top level of organizing all things video, light etc. soundcloud, website

  • digital jazz: Blowin’ Ellington McLaughlington and His Out Of Chicago Nice Guys

  • Isak Han’s new instrument nUFO is completely based on a big SC sound collection: Airborne Instruments

  • long time heroes: Fredrik Olofssons, Nic Collins, cylob, …

… … .


+1 more recent:


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Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer uses SC in an improvisational context on his record Natural Machines. http://dantepfer.com/blog/?p=711

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New record out from Marcela Lucatelli: https://tiny.cc/yystrz
It’s piano and voice, no sc code, but she made it while reading the SuperCollider Book, and if you have a PDF of it you can find a fair amount of the lyrics :exploding_head: :exploding_head: :exploding_head: :exploding_head:.
A different approach to making music with sc! Touches my nerdy heart, and it got me to read sc book again :slight_smile:


Ha! This is excellent, thanks.
My favorite so far is “Define”



Can’t resist to say that “There is no use to precalculate…” sounds like an hymn for the pattern library :slight_smile:

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Some musicians that I find really interesting and I would like to suggest are:

Bjarni Gunnarsson
Synthetic Environment on Vimeo

Jeff Carey
Decay EP | Jeff Carey (bandcamp.com)

Darien Brito
Remote Sense. Sonica 2017 excerpt. Glasgow Planetarium on Vimeo
Debris[0] //granite (stereo version) di Darien Brito (soundcloud.com)

and last but not least, probably my favorite one:
Christopher Merritt
Open Air di Sebastian Wolfe (soundcloud.com)

I hope you like them :slight_smile:


This record is full of astonishingly beautiful music.
Came out in April this year. Uses SuperCollider and also some electric guitar.
David Granström - Empty Room:


I really like Jean-Philippe Drécourt’s In-Between, longing:

His process is also documented in a blog post: http://drecourt.com/writings/the-code-of-in-between-longing/


The legendary Curtis Roads once stated in a recent interview, that he primarily works using SuperCollider.

His primary release is on Soundcloud:

Point Line Cloud

It’s the pinnacle of elitist sound art & granular technical audio storm… spanning an entire decade of work by the premeire voice & well-respected leader in the field of sound design, DSP, and synthesis.

More of his work can be found at http://curtisroads.net


I was reading on the Curtis’s site that even Horacio Vaggione used Sc 2 and max/msp for composing :

Horacio Vaggione - 24 VARIATIONS (2001) - YouTube

Source of the quote :
GCMR117195 295…310 (squarespace.com)

I hope it’s OK to post something of someone else I found on the internet, as it’s publicly available on YT. This is an AMAZING example of composition and dynamics in SC IMO:

If not please let me know and I will redact immediately