Global Algorave (Sheffield)
Probably the world's first two-room Algorave, with an international line-up of top notch live coders and algorithmic producers, including Renick Bell + Chiho Oka, Atsushi Tadokoro, Akihiro Kubota, Linux Lewis, Yaxu, Alexandra Cardenas, LiveDog Inc., Heavy Lifting, ALGOBABEZ, Qirky, Neil C Smith, Innocent, Thorsten Sideboard, Alejandro Albornoz, tedthetrumpet, Digital Selves + more ..
"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 hemselves" - 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
There's also the TOPLAP Moot that weekend, I'll be talking a bit about Clive (my little thingy for audio livecoding in the C programming language), and helping people install it if they want to try it out for themselves.