On Friday, May 6th 2016 from 6-11pm Ravensbourne’s new BA Design & Coding course is happy to sponsor the first Algorave@Rave, an audiovisual concert featuring live performers from across the world who elevate coding to an art.
Experimental, algorithm-aided, genre-misled, live-coded sound and visuals from the future coming to life before your eyes; bleeps, crashes, warts and all. Algorave is punk music of the next generation.
Cassiel (Nick Rothwell) is a veteran electronic performer, composer, and installation artist who has recently created a haunting, complex score for the play Calculating Kindness. He is also one of the main Lecturers on BA Design & Coding at Ravensbourne.
pixelpusher (Evan Raskob) is a veteran livecoder and visualist and head of the BA Design & Coding course, performing live for the first time in 6 years with tidalcycles.
(Emilio and Luis) have come all the way from Mexico to share their brand of live audio-visual dance music.
Alexandra comes to us via Berlin to provide some up-to-date livecoded techno to our algorave menu.
(Alex & Yee King) – Masters of the algorithmic beat, forgers of and heated rhythms, drivers of the dance, part live drums and part machine code, these veterans of the livecoding scene are not to be missed.
Juan A. Romero
Benoît and the Mandelbrots are mainly dedicated to live coding: the process of writing software in real-time. They use the programming language itself as at first sight non-intuitive, but simultaneously expressive interface in order to improvise sound and music. Sonic conceptions and structures are expressed live as source code and interpreted by the computer. The musical results vary from electronica and ambient to experimental, noise, drones and avant-garde depending on the event, audience, venue and course of the collective improvisation.
The live coding band Benoît and the Mandelbrots was formed in 2009 by students of the University of Music Karlsruhe. Since then they have played over 70 concerts, including acousmatic performances, music for silent movies, audiovisual performances and Algoraves. In 2012 they received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in the category Digital Musics & Sound Art.
In April/May 2016 their first album (Double Vinyl and Extended Digital Download) will come out on Syff.
Visuals by hellocatfood
Antonio Roberts makes his way down from cat-friendly Birmingham to provide some colourful and glitchy (on purpose) visual magic.