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Gwion is a programming language, aimed at making music

strongly inspired by chuck, but adding a bunch high-level features:
templating, first-class functions and more.

It aims to be simple, small, fast, extendable and embeddable.

simple example code (

// print hello world
<<< "Hello World" >>>;

to run this, do


You want to know more? 😄 Look here Both outdated and WIP 👷 but a nice place to learn and contribute


Download the source

You might just want the minimum to start with, try

git clone
cd Gwion
git submodule update --init util ast

You can get a list of config files to tweak with

find . -name ""

Besides develloper options, you migth want to check USE_DOUBLE, in util/, which set the floating point size (float or double).

Reporting bugs / Contributing

👍 Every helping hand is welcome!!! 👍

If there's anything you see that can make Gwion better, please let us know!

📖 Please see the contributing page for more information.


The whole Chuck team, for inspiration.
Paul Batchelor and the awesome soundpipe library, that got me started.


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Paul Batchelor
Paul Batchelor

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Andrew Prentice
Andrew Prentice

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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

NOTE: if you should be on the list of contributors but we forgot you, don't be shy and let us know!

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