My Musical Introduction to APL

Michael Sperone
Sep 3, 2020 · 7 min read

My musical life and computer programming life cross paths frequently. I probably was interested in computers first, but I got seriously into programming later in life when I started doing it for my music. I oscillate back and forth between the two — either focused just on one or the other but often combining the two equally. Recently I’ve been focused on programming, but I found a bridge back to music by way of learning about a new (to me) programming language.

I didn’t know anything about APL when I started looking into it, other than that I’ve seen it referenced in books and…