Algorave Sheffield @ Access Space, Sheffield [19 May]

Algorave Sheffield

19:30 - 23:30

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Access Space
Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney Street, S1 4RG Sheffield
Algorithmic dance culture

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Featuring in no particular order:
— ALGOBBZ (fractal meat) // algo legends + last UK live date as duo for some time
> Damu (Keysound) // has a much respected career of making all the different kinds of techno, and is bringing some live coded surprises for us…
— Heavy Lifting (SONA) // local live coder + blood sport collaborator
— Polinski (Monotreme) // Algorithmic euphoria from one quarter of 65daysofstatic
— Qirky (FoxDot) // Beat breaker and code crasher from Leeds
— Yaxu (Computer Club) // Algorave co-founder and TidalCycles instigator
— Zaron Mizmeras // resident VJ at the mighty Hope Works mashing up pixels in full hd…

+ DJ CPS // selector + label boss of CPU Records/Computer Club

«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 themselves» — 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

Algorave is a combination of «algorithms» and «rave», the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes. The Algorave scene is fast-growing around the world, with Sheffield a strong centre, building on its fine roots in electronic music history.

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