Alex McLean

Making music with text

Category Archives: events

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

by Alex on April 16, 2014

Really excited to be involved with this dream event in London next month: Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code 11am to 6pm, 13th May 2014 Limewharf, Vyner St, London E2 9DJ £20/£15 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sonic-pattern-and-the-textility-of-code-tickets-11330352389 An event that brings together diverse viewpoints on weaving, knitting, live coding, dyadic mathematics, generative music and digital making, in order […]

Algorithmic Yorkshire

by Alex on April 9, 2014

My new year’s resolution was not to start any new collaborations. Here’s a new collaboration with Ash Sagar aka section_9 (among others): First live date is at the Newcastle Gateshead Algorave on the 26th April. Judging by this first jam session it should be a blinder..

Videos from recent live dates

by Alex on March 24, 2014

Some recent activity is turning up some video clips. Here’s one giving an impression of the first Dutch algorave, organised by Fiber and STEIM. It features some seconds of Yee-King and I playing drums and code as Canute, although the music on top is from Luuma‘s set: And here’s a longer video of a performance […]

Experimentallabor residency

by Alex on February 5, 2014

I’m on the way to take part in a short residency in Dusseldorf, hosted by Julian Rohrhuber at the Robert Schumann School: Fifth Experimentallabor Residency: Penelope’s Loom – Coding threads in antiquity, live notation and textile inspired programming languages Structure can be result and origin of a dynamic process at the same time – a […]

Looking back on 2013

by Alex on December 30, 2013

Time for some reflection on some of the things I’ve made during 2013. I’ll be updating this as I remember things and details.. January was focussed on writing, including some funding applications (ultimately unsuccessful that round, but we’ll get there). I got out a bit more in February, firstly invited over to the Node13 forum […]

All the things

by Alex on December 1, 2013

Two more performances this coming week: First on Thursday 5th December I’m taking part in Confluence project Sheffield, including a live tai chi/dance/paint + live code collaboration with Ayşegül Thornett. Confluence is an event where visual artists and musicians meet and collaborate through discussion and performance. The next day on Thursday 6th December I’ll be […]

Leafcutter John review

by Alex on November 25, 2013

Leafcutter John invited me to join him for a Planet Mu set back in 2003, providing some generative beats for his wild noises. Great memories, and here’s a nice review of the evening by Dan Gusset, reproduced here as the original has gone offline: Gig Review: Planet Mu room @ Wheels Instead of Hooves Xmas […]

Events page

by Alex on October 30, 2013

Rather than continue my periodic ‘things coming up’ posts I’ve made an events page that I’ll keep up to date. I’ll eventually turn it into a proper calendar feed.

Dagstuhl seminar on collaboration and learning through live coding

by Alex on September 29, 2013

A wonderful time at Dagstuhl last week. Aspects of the seminar has already been covered very nicely in blogs by Mark Guzdial, and Dave Griffiths. I’ve tended to blog about live coding over on the TOPLAP blog, but over the coming days I’ll be unravelling my thoughts about live coding here. To start with though, here’s […]

Things coming up

by Alex on August 18, 2013

I’ve been doing a bit *too* much lately. Still a lot of things on the horizon but hopefully a bit more spread out. So while I contemplate my calendar, here’s some public events I’m involved with: Ongoing: I had a really great time during my residency and although I’m now back from Barcelona, the residency period […]