Avid Learning in association with Gallery XXL presents
The Sound of Code: An Immersive Live Coding Music Performance
Are you a fan of electronic music? Do you want to know how enchanting hypnotic beats are created? Welcome to the world of live-coding music.
Blending the worlds of technology and art, Algorave, which stands for algorithmic rave, is a style of performance and a subculture centred around live coding. Performed in front of a live audience, real-time code creation and modification is a collaborative and participatory process that is not found in traditional music performances.
Join us for a unique programming-performance art with an artist-coder whose keystrokes, commands, and algorithms will generate sounds, taking you on a mesmerizing and immersive musical journey.Don’t miss this evening of exploration and experimentation!
Abhinay Khoparzi is a multidisciplinary creative technologist who maintains a practice across film, video, music and web technologies. He has had a long relationship with the experimental electronic music scene in Mumbai with performances at The Indian Electronica Festival (Blue Frog, 2008), 6 Foot Oscillator in a 4-foot Room (Zenzi Mills, 2009), One Sunday (H20, 2011). He is also known for his association with pioneering web platform, netlabel, and publishing company 3rd Thought Entertainment and his filmmaking work with Empatheia Films. Abhinay is one of the co-instigators of Algorave India, a collective of artists, musicians, and visualists intent on promoting programming as performance art through events called Algoraves. Abhinay also happens to be the organiser/curator of the first remote VR events in the country in 2020.Read more
Live Music and Technology
The live music experience has been significantly impacted by technology, both in terms of how concerts are created and how audiences enjoy them. Larger and more complex sounds can now be produced live thanks to developments in amplification and sound engineering. For instance, digital signal processing enables sound engineers to modify and improve the sound in real time, producing a more polished and engrossing sound. Additionally, the usage of electronic instruments and effects by performers on stage has given their performances additional dimensions thanks to technology. Finally, with the popularity of virtual concerts and live streams growing, advances in streaming technology have made it feasible to enjoy live music from anywhere in the world.Programming as a Performance Art Live coding music blends live musical performance with computer programming. The artist performer writes and manipulates code in real-time using specialized software, creating sounds and rhythms, improvising as they go along using the code they are writing and the sounds they are producing, which results in dynamic and unpredictable music. It is conceivable that we will witness even more fascinating innovations in this field as technology advances, with live coding music emerging as a significant and influential subgenre of electronic music.
Algorave (algorithmic wave) is an intriguing movement that combines the fields of performance art, technology, and music. It is a style of live coding that enables artists to create and modify code in real-time, producing music and graphics that are synced with their movements. The demo scene of the 1980s and 1990s gave birth to the Algorave movement, which has subsequently developed into a performing arts medium. Algorave didn't start being played in clubs, though, until Alex McLean and Nick Collins started hosting live-coding jams in Sheffield in 2012. In India, Algorave India is expanding live coding practices, promoting coding as art through performances and concerts, Algorave India has a broader mission to foster community development, music education, and computational literacy. By showcasing live coding as a creative and innovative art form, Algorave India aims to inspire more people to explore the intersection of technology and the arts, and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the potential of creative coding.
TidalCycles, developed by Alex McLean and the Tidal Club community, is a flexible tool for live-coding intricate and changing musical compositions. It uses a domain-specific language (DSL) created exclusively for constructing musical patterns, which is one of its distinguishing characteristics. This eliminates the need for coders and musicians to switch between tools or languages in order to write code and produce music simultaneously.
Future of Dance Music
In recent years, Algorave has become increasingly popular, particularly among tech-savvy audiences that value the technical prowess and inventiveness inherent in live coding events. Its popularity indicates a growing interest in innovative and experimental styles of electronic music. We could witness the emergence of additional dance music sub-genres that push the envelope as technology develops and musicians discover new ways to use it in their creative processes.