I'll be playing a short set at the Algorave this Saturday night!
Archspace, 3rd June 2017
"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
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 first algorave was in London five years ago, and has since spread around 40+ cities.. We'll be back in Archspace London on Satuday 3rd June which will be the 101st algorave worldwide.
Top line-up of algorithmic producers+visualists:
Belisha Beacon, Calum Gunn, Canute, Heavy Lifting, Hellocatfood, Luuma, Martin Klang, Miri Kat, Rosa Emerald Fox and Rumblesan
Read more about algorave:
Come on down, it looks to be a good one!
UPDATE there is a nice review in ATTN:Magazine:
Each set is accompanied by digital projections, most of which are live-coded by the evening’s two visual artists (Hellocatfood and Rumblesan). As I walk into Archspace, the screen is brimming with these vibrant, hyperventilating spheres, all spinning at incredible speed, expanding and contracting as though set to burst. Meanwhile, the electronic pulses of Mathr feel way overcharged, bloating beyond their own mathematical confines, bleating like the alarms that herald the opening and closing of space shuttle doors or slurred bursts of laser beam. A rhythm is present but it never walks in a straight line. It’s constantly correcting itself incorrectly, sliding and slanting between shapes that never properly fit, modulating between various flavours of imbalance.