Algorave 18th April

Trailblazing generative music phenomenon Algorave concludes the first round of The Transceiver Series.

Dance away your preconceptions about electronic music, as they compose the soundtrack to a good night out using real-time algorithms.

Algoraves are parties where computer algorithms are involved in music production. Algorithms have long
been used in music, famously by Mozart, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and more recently by
Autechre. Algorave parties follow this line but put the attention back on the audience, where alien sounds
of rave music are augmented with the alien structures of algorithmic composition, and the audience finds
new ways to enjoy and dance to the music.

The Algorave community is international and fast-growing, and this event bring together emerging artists
from Mexico, Sydney and Newport Pagnell. Mico Rex fuse together punk acid with exuberant vocals fresh
from the fandangos of Mexico City. Yee-King develops his drill n’ bass sound from his Rephlex classic
“SuperUser”, combining live coding with live drumpad drilling. This list of innovators goes on; Andrew
Sorensen massages his live algorithms into algorithmic trance, slub producing their trademark dirty, pure
functional gabber techno, Sick Lincoln performing dynamical datapop with algoravethms to make your
mind and body spin, Norah Lorway developing her lush ambience into pounding procedural glitch, Luuma
manipulating multiple devices and interfaces to make industrial dystopian darkfloor, Hernani introducing
acousmatic music into aleotoric percussion, and Section 9 live coding house which is both progressive
and recursive.

All of these performers will make their algorithmic instruments and languages as visible as possible, but
the point isn’t to understand the algorithm, but to understand the music; to reclaim technology for the
people and to enjoy it together.

Thursday 18th April 7pm-11.30pm

Mico Rex (Mexico City/Chordpunch)
Matthew Yee-King (Brixton/Rephlex/Chordpunch)
Andrew Sorensen (Sydney/Extempore)
Slub (Newport Pagnell/Chordpunch)
Sick Lincoln (Lewes/Chordpunch)
Norah Lorway (Birmingham/Xylem)
Hernani (Mexico City/Flujo Alterno)
Luuma (Brighton/Chordpunch)Section 9 (Leeds/Noisebox)

Tickets: £9 (advance) £10 (door)
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