Call for Proposals: "Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces: performance and craft"

Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces: performance and craft

Venue: New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020, 21-25 July, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, United Kingdom (hosted online)
Format: Research workshop with short ‘lightning’ presentations followed by moderated discussion.
Time and place: Online, three hour workshop, 21st July 2020 BST. (hours to be decided in response to participant survey).
Proposal deadline: 24th May 2020 AoE.
Participation fee: Free for all participants and presenters.
Outcome: Exchange and generation of ideas, new contacts and potential new collaborations.

The live coding field has grown over the past 20 years from a community of artists and researchers interested in “changing rules while they are followed” – that is, the creative practice of using a computer programming language as a live interface, mainly in the performing arts. This field has since grown into the international “TOPLAP” community, with dozens of local nodes and offshoots such as Algorave algorithmic dance music events, with events taking place in over a hundred cities with growing media interest.

Live coders have worked collectively to make their technology and culture accessible, with almost all systems shared as free/open source software, and attempts to instill inclusivity, diversity and safety across organisations and lineups. On this foundation, current research in the field is increasingly looking outward, beyond now well-established practices such as algorave, livecode network music and slow coding. This includes new interfaces based on old practices including the Stenophone made from a court transcription device, a live-codable loom based on ancient weaving technology, and experiments in punk genres such as riot grrrl remixed with live codeable machine listening tools.

This is a call for proposals for short demos, talks and other interventions exploring hybrid live coding interfaces in performance and craft.

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