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

Alex McLean alex at slab.org
Sun May 3 22:51:22 CEST 2020

*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

The live coding field has grown over the past 20 years from a community of
artists and researchers
<http://art.runme.org/1107861145-2780-0/livecoding.pdf> 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
<https://toplap.org/>” community, with dozens of local nodes
<https://toplap.org/nodes/> and offshoots such as Algorave
<http://algorave.com> algorithmic dance music events, with events taking
place in over a hundred cities with growing
interest <https://mixmag.net/feature/algorave/4>.

Live coders have worked collectively to make their technology and culture
accessible, with almost all systems shared as free/open source software
<https://github.com/toplap/awesome-livecoding#languages>, and attempts to
instill inclusivity, diversity <https://github.com/Algorave/guidelines> and
safety <https://github.com/Algorave/algoraveconduct> across organisations
and lineups. On this foundation, current research <https://iclc.toplap.org/>
in the field is increasingly looking outward, beyond now well-established
practices such as algorave <https://algorave.com/>, livecode network music
<https://networkmusicfestival.org/> and slow coding
<http://www.ludions.com/texts/2007a/>. This includes new interfaces based
on old practices including the Stenophone
<https://github.com/jarmitage/Stenophone/> made from a court transcription
device, a live-codable loom <https://penelope.hypotheses.org/1780> 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.

For full details, please see:
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