Algorave London @ Archspace
Algorave is a combination of “algorithms” and “rave”, the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code (and other algorithmic means) before your eyes. The first Algorave was in London five years ago, becoming a movement in 100 algoraves across 50 cities.
- Belisha Beacon – down from Leeds, with tape out on Fractal Meat. Check her interview in ATTN.
- Calum Gunn – post-raver (previously, raver) behind Conditional label + radio show with extensive library of bleeps
- Canute – algorave co-founders Yee-King (Rephlex/London) + Yaxu (Computer Club/Sheffield), weaving live drums+code
- Heavy Lifting – is Lucy, confused Sheffield live code agitator behind the SONA collective
- Luuma – algorithmic breakcore+industrial techno veteran returns..
- Martin Klang – behind that weird synth module you saw, here rewiring algorithmic modules into live acid
- Miri Kat – audio/visual synthesist glitching it all
- Rosa Emerald Fox – first live algorithmic outing for local live coder
- Rumblesan – stepping up for live code visuals marathon with livecodelab
“.. 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
“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
“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