Algorave Berlin

live algorithmic beats and visuals

visualists
Antonio Roberts
Olivia Jack

Alexandra Cárdenas
Calum Gunn
Digital Selves
Ein Wald
Nancy Drone
Patrick Borgeat
Renick Bell
+ special guest

€8

Llawn Algorave

LLAWN is proud to present the first ever Algorave in North Wales. This will close the festival – so come and dance the final hours of the weekend away with us!

Algorave is a combination of “algorithms” and “rave”, the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes. The Algorave scene is fast-growing around the world, with Sheffield a strong centre, building on its fine roots in electronic music history. Curator, artist and ‘Algoraver’ Antonio Roberts has hand picked the finest coders and artists for this event – it will be a banger!

“The scene at an algorave is often what you’d expect from any good techno night – a dark room, engaging visuals. a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance. .. performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, often projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt’s coding as improvisation and experiment..” – The Wire magazine

“Live coders write computer programs live, while the programs generate their music, but the focus is on people dancing and seriously enjoying themselves” – Dazed and Confused

“.. not so much a revolution as a de-volution, a rolling back to the backend of music production, where the possibilities of the encoded information inside computer software is open and endless” – Mixmag

Algorave Coventry

An evening of futuristic electronic rhythms, brought to you by some of the leading lights of the Algorave movement, including one of the artists behind our WONDER exhibition, Antonio Roberts. Experience the exciting and unpredictable phenomenon of algorithms brought to life as music and visuals.

“The scene at an algorave is often what you’d expect from any good techno night – a dark room, engaging visuals. a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance. .. performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, often projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt’s coding as improvisation and experiment..” – The Wire magazine

“Live coders write computer programs live, while the programs generate their music, but the focus is on people dancing and seriously enjoying themselves” – Dazed and Confused

“.. not so much a revolution as a de-volution, a rolling back to the backend of music production, where the possibilities of the encoded information inside computer software is open and endless” – Mixmag

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Algorave at SXSW – 10th – 12th March 2019

Algorave is heading to South By Southwest! From 10th – 12th we’ll be doing two showcases at the festival:

Dancing to Algorithms: How to Algorave

This session will discuss Algorave: a global movement focussed on creating dance music through the writing and editing of algorithms. At an Algorave, performers live code and project their screens for the audience to see the creative process unfolding. Since it emerged in the UK in 2012, Algoraves have taken place around the world, with large communities developing in North America, Japan, Europe and Latin America. To understand how the scene has expanded, we will bring together leading performers from the community to discuss the systems they use and the sounds that they make.
In a world where algorithmic processes are becoming so embedded in our daily lives and increasingly opaque, we hope to uncover why live coding is so exciting!

Please bring and laptop and some headphones.

This session takes place 15:30 – 17:30 on Sunday 10th March and will be led by me, Joanne, Shelly Knotts and Alexandra Cardenas

Lush Presents Algorave: Live Coding Party

Since emerging in the UK in 2012, Algorave has subsequently become a global movement with parties happening across the world. At an Algorave, performers live code and project their screens for the audience to see the creative process unfolding. It’s a truly audiovisual experience where sound and visuals merge together. This showcase will bring together an international host of leading performers from the Algorave scene. From minimal techno to bursts of noise all sounds and visuals will be generated through algorithms for your pleasure.

Part of Future Art and Culture produced by British Underground and supported by Arts Council England.

This showcase takes place 22:00 – 02:00 on Tuesday 12th March and features ALGOBABEZ, Alexandra Cardenas, Belisha Beacon, Byrke Lou, co34pt, Coral Manton, hellocatfood, Scorpion Mouse, Renick Bell.

Come and say hi!

Livecode Festival #2 – Visualists Meetup – 1st September 2018

On Saturday 1st September I’m organising a meetup for visualists as part of Livecode Festival #2 at Access Space in Sheffield:

A session for live coding visualists (at any level) lead by Antonio Roberts (aka hellocatfood), to talk about their tools and how they perform, with focus on Algorave visuals.

A core part of the session will be discussion around key questions for live code visualists; how do you pace yourself in a performance? Should we aim to build up slowly or go straight in with loud visuals? How much can you truly respond to the music? Is it important to show the code, and how does it fit with the musician’s projection?

The session will run from 11:00 – 16:00 and will include workshops in Pure Data/GEM (led by me), Hydra (led by Will Humphries) and Livecodelab (led by Guy John).

Get your tickets here! And whilst you’re in the area get a ticket for the Algorave on the same night at 20:00 😉

Algorave Bristol

The Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol has teamed up with a group of live coders to put together this exciting evening event.

“The scene at an algorave is often what you’d expect from any good techno night – a dark room, engaging visuals……a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance….. performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt’s coding as improvisation and experiment…..” – The Wire magazine

Algorave is a combination of ‘algorithms’ and ‘rave’, the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and visuals, all created from code before your eyes. All code is projected onto walls so you will see what the performers are doing – taking the “black-boxing” out of electronic music. The Algorave scene is fast-growing reaching over 50 cities internationally over six years. Algorave champions female performers and is committed to maintaining an equal gender balance.

This Algorave will take place at The Island – a unique basement venue in an old police station including cells and an exercise yard. In this space you will dance to the best UK live-code performers and encounter algorithmic music and light installations within the space.

Cheltenham Science Festival Algorave

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.

Drop in Live Coding

8.45–9.45pm
Computer programming is often portrayed as a solitary activity, but it can also be used to express yourself and build social connections through a shared experience of music. Drop in and have a go yourself.

Festival Party Night

10–11.30pm
Alex McLean, Joanne Armitage (from Algobabez) and Joe Wilk write the code to make you dance, with Antonio Roberts on visuals.

Algorave Karlsruhe

Sa, 21.04.2018, 20:00 Uhr, ZKM_Musikbalkon
Eintritt frei

Algorave! Im Rahmen der Ausstellung »Open Codes. Leben in digitalen Welten« und in Kooperation mit der Digitalen Kunstfabrik e.V. feiern wir zu live gecodeter Musik und algorithmischen Visuals – feiert mit!

Algorave? Wenn KünstlerInnen neue Software entwickeln und ihre Algorithmen Musik erzeugen, dann eröffnen sie neue Zugänge zur elektronischen Musik. Bei einem Algorave sind wir live dabei und erleben direkt mit, wie Musik durch Code auf der Bühne entsteht. Über Projektionen lässt sich der Prozess mitverfolgen, wie aus Software Algorithmen tanzbare Sounds werden.

Algorave: Am 21.04. beehren bahnbrechende PerformerInnen der internationalen Algorave-Szene unseren ZKM_Musikbalkon und durchfluten unsere Sinne mit Codes. Ob Fans experimenteller elektronischer Musik, Computerkultur-Begeisterte oder völlige Programmierlaien: Algoraves sind ein Fest für Auge, Ohr und Tanzbein!

Ihr wollt das Coden von Musik selbst ausprobieren? Werft einen Blick auf unsere Sonic Pi Workshops (https://bit.ly/2GbYRDx) oder meldet euch für den fortgeschrittenen Sonic Pi Special Algorave Edition Workshop (https://bit.ly/2Gf8PUs) an!

Line-Up
Renick Bell (JP)
Benoît and the Mandelbrots (DE)
Alexandra Cárdenas (CO/DE) (Remote Performance)
Joanne (UK)
La Verbena Electrónica (ES)
Yaxu (UK)

Opener: Sonic Pi Workshop Group
Visuals: hellocatfood (UK), Lucas Gutierrez (ARG)

> mehr: https://bit.ly/2Gf8PUs

The New Projectionists: VJing, AV Performance and Post-cinematic Projection

A day of panel talks and performances about VJing, live cinema and audio-visual performance. This symposium will bring together academics, artists and VJs to discuss the role of projection in their work, and the current state of AV performance in the UK. A number of thematically focussed panel talks will take place in Centrala, Birmingham on Saturday 24th February, followed by an evening of AV performances from 7pm – 10pm, and ending with a VJ Jam until late. Running in parallel at Vivid Projects there will be a number of projection-based installations. This event is a collaboration between The Projection Project, an AHRC funded research project based at the University of Warwick, and Lighttouch Festival.

Confirmed speakers/artists include: Toby Harris (*spark), Rebecca Smith (Urbanprojections), Miri Kat, Antonio Roberts, Raquel Meyers, Rod Maclachlan, Guy Edmonds, Blanca Regina, Flatpack Film Festival, Sean Clarke (Test Card Manchester), Richard Wallace.

Come along to Vivid Projects on the evening of Fri Feb 23 for a warm-up party with loud music and VJs.