I’ve done a lot of live coding performances lately, so not much time for updating this.. Here’s a room recording of a slub performance at EAVI II with Dave. Plus here’s a short clip from a solo performance at the first Sheffield algorave:
I don’t always enjoy praise, but it’s really great when commentators see through the cold reality of live coding or algorave and get at the promise that motivates what we’re doing. Here’s a comment by a reddit user called Tekmo from a few months back, which I think is about the promise of a more […]
During my residency period, I’m rewriting “Texture”, the visual front-end for Tidal I started making way back in the closing moments of my PhD. The first step is to re-implement Texture in Haskell — before it was written in C, and spat out code that was then piped into the Haskell interpreter, which was a bit nuts. […]
Some more details about my workshops coming up in Hangar Barcelona. Signup here. This workshop will explore alternative strategies for creating live sound and music. We will make connections between generative code and our perception of music, using metaphors of speech, knitting and shape, and playing with code as material. We will take a fresh […]
I got a couple of kind mentions etc lately: Dazed and Confused May issue – an interview with Stephen Fortune about live coding and algorave, see the photo over there for proof, and I’ll post the full text here once it’s off the shelves. I got a mention in a lovely article “coding the software/art nexus” […]
Taking stock of the new and fast-developing projects I’m involved with. Sound Choreography <> Body Code A performance which creates a feedback loop through code, music, choreography, dance and back through code, in collaboration with Kate Sicchio. First performance is this Friday at Audio:Visual:Motion in Manchester. The sourcecode for the sound choreographer component is already available, which […]
In case anyone is wondering why I’m not saying much about live coding these days, it’s because http://toplap.org/ has turned into an active blog, and I’m contributing a lot of my live codey thoughts to it. See you over there!
Audio blast is a streaming festival by apo33, running in both Nantes and Piksel festival in Bergen. I’m performing this Saturday November 24th, for an hour from 7pm GMT (8pm CET). I’ll be streaming quadrophonic sound from my studio in Sheffield, which will be played in both spaces, with a stream for remote listeners from […]
I’m doing a few solo performances over the next days, in Cambridge, Uxbridge and Birmingbridge. Here’s the programme notes/rationale; Yaxu – SmoothDirt From a linear perspective of time, live coding will always be somewhat distant from human experience. As computer programming is a fundamentally indirect manipulation of sound, is live coding really live? If we […]
Starting to record music again..