AMRO20 – Nightline

Trial#1, Wolfgang Spahn, Post-Bio-Internet Collective, Antonio Roberts, Alexandra Cardenas

AMRO20 Nightline is streamed by dorfTV and radio FRO.

Eulerroom Equinox 2020 – hellocatfood & mxwx

Antonio Roberts (hellocatfood) and Maria Witek (mxwx) use Troop + Tidal Cycles to collaboratively live code experimental techno. Both relatively new to live coding music, they are working together to develop a high energy aesthetic that is both heavy and groovy.

Algorave Cafe Oto

Nearly ten years on since the first Algorave, worldwide instantiations of the event continue to connect an international community of audio-visual artists experimenting and playing with algorithmic tools. Algorave spans programming paradigms to celebrate the collaborative culture of open source and experimental sound while maintaining a strong root in dance music, making it a space naturally inclined to share, teach, and encourage self-learning. Algorave is many things and continues to evolve. Many parties, workshops, meet-ups, and festivals later, Algorave remains a lively crossing point for experimentation, but more importantly for fun.

Bringing this ethos to Cafe Oto, the evening will showcase work by audio and visual artists:

Deep Vain
Eye Measure
Jude Marcella
Mahalia Henry-Richards
Miri Kat
Renick Bell
Seth de Silva

+ special DJ set from hmurd

Expect a relaxed atmosphere and quick-fire sets from ambient to gabber and back. At its best, Algorave softens the tech wall of mystery, opening exchange between performers and audience.



“.. 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


Music for listening and drifting made with live coding.

Let algorithmic music put you into a hypnagogic state.

Line up:

Joanne Armitage
Joanne Armitage is a composer, improviser and researcher based in Leeds, England, notable for her practice in live coded music, and research into haptics in music performance. She performs internationally using the SuperCollider language, including as half of live coding duo ALGOBABEZ with Shelly Knotts associated with the Algorave movement. Her music is often performed in a club setting, while embracing error and uncertainty.


Jack Armitage
Jack Armitage is a designer, musician, artist, technologist and researcher, currently a PhD student in the Augmented Instruments Lab at Queen Mary University of London, and previously a research engineer at ROLI. He performs live coding music and visuals as Lil Data (PC Music), and produces music as half of the band Offer (with Adult Jazz vocalist Harry Burgess). He tutors in interaction design at the Royal College of Art, hosts workshops in live coding and digital musical instrument design, and contributes to open source projects.

Vou is a digital instrument maker and programmer based in the UK. He utilises a live-coding tracker to generate rhythmic patterns. The soundscapes that seek hypnotic states, patterns generated by functions and some of the codified tracks, being split up and re-constructed live.

Hellocatfood is the alias of Antonio Roberts, an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. Using open source software and glitch art techniques he creates live generative glitch visuals. He has provided visuals for the likes of MTV, Com Truise, Blood Sport, Steve Davis, Henry Homesweet and My Panda Shall Fly and at events including SXSW, Supersonic Festival, Barbican, Green Man festival and more.


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


Happy Mondays: Live coding workshop with Antonio Roberts

In this two-hour workshop Antonio Roberts will introduce you to the world of live coding. After a short look at how artists and musicians use code to make visuals and music in real time at Algoraves, you will have the chance to make your own visuals using the LiveCodeLab tool.

No coding experience necessary!

You will need:

A Windows, Mac or Linux laptop that can connect to the internet Google Chrome or Firefox

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.

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!