Alex McLean

Making music with text


by Alex on October 30, 2013

Recent and forthcoming events. Hoping to add historical events too at some point.. See also slub.

  • 25th – 28th September 2014: The Live Coding Research Network seminar on cultural engagement, collaboration and network music, leading into the Network Music Festival, in Birmingham.
  • 6th September 2014: Chairing FARM Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design in Gothenburg, part of the International Conference on Functional Programming.
  • 4th-6th July 2014: Live coding and the body seminar in Brighton, part of Live Coding Research Network
  • 30th June – 3rd July 2014 NIME 2014, a performance with Matthew Yee-KIng as Canute, plus responsibilities as workshop co-chair.
  • 26-27th June 2014: Paper on sound choreography <> body code, plus algorave performance at xCoAx 2014, Porto
  • 6th June 2014: - Sound Choreography <> Body Code, Rich Mix London
  • 5th June 2014: – Node Forum Frankfurt (tbc)
  • 4th June 2014: - Sound Choreography <> Body Code, FACT Liverpool
  • 20-22nd May 2014: Slub performance and related talks at Thinking Digital conference, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle
  • 19th May 2014: – Talk “Dancing to code: grounding music technology through action research”, at British Academy event “External Engagement in the Arts and Humanities”, University of York
  • 13th May 2014: – Symposium “Computational Textility of Sound”, London UK with Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Felicity Ford and more TBC
  • 30th April 2014: Torque symposium, FACT Liverpool
  • 26/27th April 2014: Performance and hands-on live coding stall at Maker Faire UK, Life Centre, Newcastle
  • 2nd April 2014: Paper and performance with Paul Hession at Live Algorithms for Music workshop, AISB Goldsmiths, UK
  • 26th March 2014: A talk and workshop at UWE, Bristol – postponed
  • 23rd March 2014: Keynote on at Live Coding symposium at STEIM, Amsterdam
  • 22nd March 2014: Canute (YeeKing and me) live coding at FIBER/STEIM Algorave, Amsterdam
  • 21st March 2014: Live coding research network launch, C4CC, London
  • 19th March 2014:An hour of live code streamed for the Rhizome 24hr telethon
  • 15th March 2014: Sound Choreography <> Body Code with Kate Sicchio at HackCircus: This Is Reality, Site Gallery, Sheffield
  • 14th March 2014: Live coding evening performance at IFAI, Leeds
  • 13th March 2014: A remote lecture/performance with Geoff Cox, University of Aarhus
  • 12th March 2014: A performance with Matthew Yee-King, LIJEC, Leeds College of Music
  • 22nd February 2014 (night): Performance with the sonic superhero Leafcutter John at ICT+Art Connect, White Building, London.
  • 22nd February 2014 (day): Talk at Roundhouse Rising festival, London
  • 19th February 2014 Live coding workshop with Thor Magnusson at dotBrighton
  • 5-7th February 2014: An Experimentallabor residency with Ellen Harlizius-Klück and Dave Griffiths, hosted by Julian Rohrhuber at the Robert Schumann School for Music and Media, Duesseldorf.
  • 18th January 2014 Steel City Pubcode #1 with Thor Magnusson in Sheffield
  • 18th January 2014 Daytime live coding workshop with Thor Magnusson at Access Space in Sheffield
  • 17th January 2014 Algo-kriol performance in Sheffield with Rafiki Jazz
  • 6th December 2013: Open platform, Sheffield in which I’ll be trying to do live coding without electricity, by transcribing Susanne Palzer’s live art actions by knitting (and pearling) her binary ON and OFF movements. Open platform explores Technology without Technology in live performances in small spaces via open calls.
  • 5th December 2013: Taking part in Confluence Sheffield, including a live dance/paint + live code collaboration with Ayse Thornett.
  • 29th November 2013: A performance at PRISM Sheffield, hopefully with Paul Hession
  • 28th November 2013: A solo two-hour live coding performance at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London.
  • 23rd November 2013: A durational (~ 4 hour) multichannel live coding performance beamed to Piksel.
  • 18th November 2013: A talk on Tidal at Lambda Lounge in Manchester.
  • 14th November 2013: A lecture-performance at “Re-configuring the Immune System“, a student-led event at the Media&Comms dept at Goldsmiths, London. I did my PhD at Goldsmiths, looking forward to returning after far too long.
  • 13th November 2013Livecoding performance at Amersham Arms as part of an EAVI night.
  • 12th November 2013: A Slub performance in Kunsthal Aarhus, with a live coding workshop during the day
  • 7th November 2013: The first Sheffield Algorave, as part of a week(end?) of dorky/makerly activity happening then. Again as part of Slub and joined by many other algorithmic producers.
  • 31st October 2013: An “algo-kriol” workshop with Rafiki Jazz at at Platforma festival Manchester.
  • 18th October 2013: Another Rafiki workshop and gig, at the National Centre for Early Music in York.
  • 14th October 2013: Off to EarZoom festival in Ljubljana, co-organising/curating an Algorave with them, where I’ll be performing with xname, as well as giving a talk and running a live coding workshop.
  • 4th October 2013: A remote, 16 channel solo live coding performance beamed to UPF, Barcelona
  • 28th September 2013The first Rafiki Jazz “declaration kriol” gig I’ll be taking part in, as part of the Sensoria Festival in my home town of Sheffield.
  • 15-20th September 2013: The Dagstuhl Seminar on Collaboration and Learning through Live Coding, which I’m co-organising with Alan Blackwell, James Noble and Julian Rohrhuber. These seminars are legendary amongst computer scientists, and we were delighted when our proposal was accepted. The seminar will bring some truly marvellous people together for an intensive week of future thinking in beautiful surroundings, and I can’t wait. This feels like the culmination of a lot of work over the years, and should be the start of many new adventures with friends old and new.
  • 14th September 2013: London Algorave with Slub and many friends.
  • 15th August 2013 Lurk #2 - return of lurk, featuring Leafcutter Johnxname, Roger Dean and a new collaboration between Paul Hession and myself.
  • 19th-21st July 2013 Performance and workshops at the awesome Deer Shed Festival in North Yorks with Dave.
  • 11th July 2013 Back to London for the Thursday Club, for a presentation and performance with Kate Sicchio of our piece in development “Sound Choreography <> Body Code”. Here’s some footage from our first performance at Audio:Visual:Motion.
  • 27-28th June 2013 A paper on the Textural X (dodgy preprint here), and a performance at xCoAx2013: Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X in Bergamo.
  • 15th June 2013 A performance collaboration with xname at the Audacious Space in Sheffield
  • 27-30th May 2013  EunJoo Shin presented our collaboration microphone at NIME 2013, as a paper and installation.
  • 16th May 2013 Slub at Algorave on the MS Stubnitz
  • 19-21st April 2013 talk and slub performance, live.code.festival, Karlsruhe
  • 15th March 2013 Performance with Kate Sicchio Charlie Gere at audio:visual:motion, Manchester
  • 22-24th February 2013 slub at the network music festival, Birmingham
  • 21st February 2013 slub at the Bartlett nexus, London
  • 15th February talk and solo performance at the Node symposium, Frankfurt


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