Music and Software on Canada Day

On this Canada Day, after visiting two locations to take part in the festivities, I wrapped up this BF day with music. I attended a performance by Michelle Mares, with her Chopin Etudes, Opus 25 by Frédéric Chopin, at the University of Victoria. Michelle introduced each of the twelve pieces, explained each one, then performed it. Her performance and interpretations reinforced that music is so subjective, like computer programming and software creation.

A composer writes a piece, and will annotate how it is to be played. A musician interprets and plays the piece with a personal style. A programmer will write a program, or snippets of code. Another programmer, or a coder or designer, will interpret that code to create something new, often in a way not intended by or conceived by, the creator.