Hi everyone, just joined. I'm interested in generally learning about computer synthesis; and more specifically, in using Csound to create backing tracks of different sorts for my own guitar and keyboard work. Also I've transcribed some choral music into Csound in order to facilitate learning it, and I'm in the process of writing a tool, EZScore, to make that transcription easier. Hopefully EZScore will also help in the production of original compositions :-) EZScore notation is something resembling standard musical notation denoted as ASCII text.
I've written a Python program, ezscore.py, that accepts EZScore notation, and generates Csound score files. It's pretty rough, but working. Here's an example of an ezscore line from John Dowland's "Can She Excuse My Wrongs":
/d_d a_a d>_d /c_c_c b< a_a/a_a g_g f_f/e_e_e /
That's four measures in 3/2 time; the first three written in quarter notes, the last as three tied half notes. I transcribed the entirety of the CSEMW score (all four vocal parts) in just a couple hours; here's an MP3 file containing the rendered result. More info can be found on my ezscore page.
Anyway, I hope to find and contribute some interesting stuff here.