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Workshop/Course, Fri 27 Apr 2018

Algorave Assembly

Algorave Assembly


OFFAL with Alexandra Cardenas

With generous support from the Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts (CePRA)

OFFAL will create an improvised performance of electronic music using live coding software, TidalCycles, accompanied by responsive visuals projected on the Concert Hall’s giant 8m screen. Alexandra Cardenas will first perform with OFFAL, and then on her own, using SuperCollider, software similar to TidalCycles, also designed for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.

OFFAL is an international collective of women laptop performers who devise performances involving multi-location collaborative improvisation. The group was formed in 2015 in response to research around gender in digital technology and laptop ensemble practice.

Alexandra Cardenas is a Colombian composer and improviser now based in Berlin, who has followed a path from Western classical composition to improvisation and live electronics. More recently Alexandra has been invited to talk about and perform live coding at events such as the Berlin based Transmediale festival and Ableton™ sponsored Loop symposium.

Algorave Assembly, organised by the School of Music’s Operations Manager, Dan Merrick, is a day that brings together invited speakers and performers operating at the forefront of the Algorave scene. Live coding masterclasses, panel discussion, and Concert Hall performance and keynotes will explore and disseminate the latest developments in this emerging form of musical practice.

The day concludes with a spectacular, livestreamed Algorave in the School of Music’s new Concert Hall Foyer venue featuring live coding by Alex McLean, Joanne Armitage, Alexandra Cardenas, Ryan Kirkbride, Dorien Schampaert, experimental and breakbeat DJ’ing by NikNak, DJ Linkz + guests. Full details to be announced in spring 2018.

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Fri 27 Apr 2018 13:00 to 14:00

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  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality