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OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam, NL | Published on: March 11, 2014
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.@FIBERfestival & @STEIMamsterdam present: the 1st Dutch #Algorave: Live coding party + workshops & symposium http://pr.co/p/001jlw
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On Saturday 22 March, FIBER and STEIM join forces to present the Netherlands’ very first Algorave (Algorithmic Rave).
The Algorave brings the cerebral world of live coding and the dirty dancing of raves together to form a new wave in club culture in which performers improvise their music live on stage by writing and re-writing code. If you're looking for a new kind of raw, unpredictable night of dirty industrial techno sounds and truly live electronic music: this is it.
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On Saturday 22 March, FIBER and STEIM join forces to present the Netherlands’ very first Algorave (Algorithmic Rave).

The Algorave brings the cerebral world of live coding and the dirty dancing of raves together to form a new wave in club culture in which performers improvise their music live on stage by writing and re-writing code. If you're looking for a new kind of raw, unpredictable night of dirty industrial techno sounds and truly live electronic music: this is it.

After its birth only three years ago, the Algorave scene has been popping up all over the world, spawning parties from Great Britain to Mexico, and has since been featured in popular media such as BoingBoing, Dazed Digital, Wired, Vice and even the Dutch news programme NOS op 3.

Algoraves embrace the alien sounds of raves from the past, and introduce futuristic rhythms and beats made through strange, algorithm-aided processes. It’s up to the good people on the dance floor to help the musicians make sense of this and do the real creative work in making a great party by providing the energy for the party.

To properly introduce this new movement on Dutch ground, FIBER and STEIM have brought in Alex McLean, the founder of the scene himself, and with him some of the biggest current names in the Algorave scene: Alex McLean and Matthew Yee-King will be headlining as Canute, a live coding vs live drumming project, Luuma brings his own custom-made software and controllers, other names include Exoterrism (BE), Shelly Knotts (UK) and The Void Pointers (NL).

The first Dutch Algorave also marks the 6th edition of Coded Matter(s).

Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

WORKSHOPS & MINI SYMPOSIUM

The Algorave programme is supplemented by two workshops - one for beginners on Friday and an advanced one on Saturday - in which people can learn to code for Algoraves, and a mini-symposium with keynotes and a performance on Sunday.

Introduction to live coding in SuperCollider (Friday 21 March)
This workshop is aimed at those who are want to get into coding sounds, but never knew how to take the step. Perhaps you have been coding in languages such as Max/MSP or PureData and want to learn SuperCollider as well? Or you might want to start learning from scratch without any previous experience with coding?

This is your chance! Within a few hours The Void Pointers will teach you some basic SuperCollider coding skills and enable you to create your own sounds.

Check out the workshop page for more information.

Advanced SuperCollider & Live Instruments (Saturday 22 March)
This workshop is for those who are interested in combining code with live instruments. Different approaches will be discussed. The topics of effects, live sampling, onset detection, beat detection and markov chains will be covered, among other things.

For more information, have a look at the workshop page.

Mini-Symposium (Sunday 23 March)
The day after the event a small symposium will take place, in which speakers and a performer will reflect on the phenomena of ‘live coding’ and ‘algorave’ in today's cultural landscape.

Alex McLean and Marcel Wierckx have both been active in the field of live coding for several years now. For some reason though, the practice of live coding seems draw a lot of attention lately. Through two keynote presentations, and a performance by Marije Baalman, context to these developments will be provided.

Tickets for the symposium are sold separately from the Algorave party.

DATES & TICKETS

Algorave
with Canute (Alex McLean & Matt Yee-King) [UK], Exoterrism [BE], Luuma [UK], Shelly Knotts [UK] and The Void Pointers [NL]
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014
Time: 22:00 - 04:00
Location: OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam
Tickets: € 8,-
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Mini Symposium
with keynotes by Alex McLean and Marcel Wierckx
and a performance by Marije Baalman

Date: Sunday 23 March 2014
Time: 15:00 - 18:00 | Doors: 14:30
Location: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Tickets: € 8,-
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SuperCollider Workshops

Introduction to live coding in SuperCollider
with The Void Pointers
Date: Friday 21 March 2014
Time: 11:00 - 17:00 | Doors: 10:30
Location: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Tickets: € 35,-
Workshop page

Advanced SuperCollider & Live Instruments
with Matt Yee-King
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014
Time: 14:00 - 18:00 | Doors: 13:30
Location: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Tickets: € 35,-
Workshop page

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