Algorave in Sheffield

A5 Algorave E-Flyers SHEFFIELD 01Algorave finally makes it to Sheffield UK, the city where electronic music comes from.

Venue: Penelopes, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PR (a few mins walk from Sheffield train station)
Date: 8pm-1am, Thurday 7th November 2013

Tickets: £5 adv, £6 on the door
Facebook event

“Live coders write computer programs live, while the programs generate their music, but the focus is on people dancing and seriously enjoying themselves”

– Dazed & confused

“Alexandra Cárdenas has no decks. Instead, she’s working on a laptop. A projection behind shows about 20 lines of code, which she is toying with, stripping some away, modifying the parameters of others. The minimal techno starts piling up, reversing on itself. Complex rhythms emerge, fall away, then come back stronger, energising the crowd. Cárdenas is completely lost in the music. This is an “algorave”, where humans dance to algorithms.”
– Wired Magazine

The Sheffield Line-up so far, in alphabetical order:

– glitch cellular automata from SoYo

LUUMA (Chordpunch, Brighton)
– thundering industrial techno from the South.

SECTION_9 (Leeds)
– progressive and recursive house from Ash Sagar
Distortion on this section_9 video doesn’t do this justice..

– legendary algokraut live coders from Durham UK and Karlsruhe DE

SICK LINCOLN (ChordPunch, Durham)
– Successfully distilling funk into dynamical datapop since 2001

YAXU and PAUL HESSION (Chordpunch, Sheffield and Leeds)
Yaxu (member of abstract gabber band Slub) will be joined by renowned improv drummer Paul Hession (of Squarepusher Jazz Trio, among many other collaborations) for what promises to be a heavily percussive set.

Sounds wholly or partly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive conditionals.

Sheffield Algorave is organised by ICSRiM, University of Leeds, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, Hacking Sheffield, the University of Durham and Goldsmiths College.

Footage from MS Stubnitz

Some extra footage from the first MS Stubnitz Algorave back in April 2013:

The camera mic suffers a bit from the (lovely) Stubnitz soundsystem, but a couple videos with recordings from the desk are on their website. Hopefully the Stubnitz will find a suitable return mooring and be back in London next year.

London Algorave

Featuring d0kt0r0, livecodelab (Davide Della Casa + Guy John), Ryan Jordan, Thor Magnusson, Meta-eX, Sick Lincoln, slub, Matthias Schneiderbanger  and Matthew Yee-King.

Tickets are all gone, sorry none on the door, we’ll do another one soon though.

Luuma – Tessera EP

luuma3Luuma launched his E.P. Tessera at last month’s Brighton and London shows, three slabs of industrial techno built from algorithms and live controllers. The second track, 2.mak, brought the Stubnitz night to a fine crescendo, here’s a clip:

Luuma has shared the closing track “The Photocopier Song” in full, enjoy it here:

The EP is available from all good on-line music stores (and streaming services).

London (MS Stubnitz) Algorave on 16th May 2013


When: 7pm-11:30pm, Thursday 16 May 2013
Where: MS Stubnitz, Montgomery Street, Canary Wharf tube, London E14 9SB
Tax: £10 on the door

We’re back on-board the MS Stubnitz for the 16th May 2013, your last chance to dance to algorithms onboard the art ship (and feel their world famous soundsystem) for a while as they set sail for a festival in France the next day.

Featuring Cursor Miner making dance music in the frequency domainArdisson augmenting his tb303 and tr606 acid house with gamelanAlo Allik twisting his audio/visual algomusic into beat-driven techno, Alexandra Cárdenas live coding minimal techno from supercollider impulses, Martin Klang making Euclidean acid with hybrid digital/analogue algorithms, Shelly and some Mandelbrots uniting Birmingham and Karlsruhe with three-way live coded house, and Meta-eX leading us into the night by live hacking an extended build up with code and controllers.. plus algorave residents Slub (with guest Elvi$ Ca$h) and Sick Lincoln.

Facebook event here.

Some video from the last Stubnitz algorave: