SXSW Future Art And Culture And Immersive Mission Launch Party

This year across Austin and SXSW, Future Art and Culture showcases art, tech and innovation from England through digital installations, VR and mixed reality experiences, provocative discussions and live coding performances.

Join us for drinks, networking and great music to celebrate the launch of the programme and meet our partners from the UKRI Immersive Mission.

Live performances from Yola and AlgoBabez with visuals by hellocatfood.

Presented by Arts Council England, British Underground and UK Research and Innovation.


Ask anybody something unforgettable about BUMP 2016, and they’ll probably say the afterparty: rooftop, drinks and tunes. We’re planning something extra this year…

During this year’s afterparty, there will be an Algorave live performance. Experience how the Algobabez, Alex McLean and Antonio Roberts create music and visuals with code, live on stage. One of the Algobabez will be joining us live from Australia and sync her code with the Live Code at the rooftop!

Algorave Birmingham, 3rd December

On 3rd December I’ll be curating and performing at the Algorave at Vivid Projects.

Algorave Birmingham

An Algorave is a party where electronic music is generated live from algorithms. The word was coined around 2012, initially as a joke, but has since taken hold with Algoraves taking place in over 40 cities around the world.

At an Algorave the creation of algorithms are brought into the experience of the music itself. This is done using specially made “Live Coding” environments such as SuperCollider, TidalCycles, Gibber, ixi lang and Extempore. This processed opened up by projecting the code on screens around the venue, so audience members can see how the music they hear is being made. This is often complimented by algorithmically generated visuals projected alongside the code.

The Birmingham Algorave will feature a diverse range of artists from across the country performing noise, rave, electronic and glitch audio.

The event will feature Canute, Algobabez, and Charles Celeste Hutchins on audio and Coral Manton, Ryan Hughes, hellocatfood (y’know, me) on live visuals. This will be complimented with a video installation featuring work by Ryan Hughes, RITUALS,, Sam Wray, Dario Villaneuva, Sarah Walden, cappel:nord, and catweasel.

Algorave Birmingham runs from 19:30 to 23:00 on Saturday 3rd December. Tickets are only £5 plus booking fee (more on the door). Get yours now!