live coding with TidalCycles

Tidalclub winter solstice party

The Tidal Club crew are planning a party at Access Space. Come along, have possibly a mince pie and hear some seasonal coded techno.

This will cost £5 on the door, with a cheap bar and feature, in yet to be randomised order:

Algomech Festival

The second Algomech festival arrives on at several venues around Sheffield.

It's a massive exploreation of art-tech melding and features, of course, an algorave, and extra special guests 65daysofstatic showcasing their new algorithmix performance piece.

Tidal club

Curious about live coding yourself? There are Tidal clubs in Sheffield, London and Atlanta. Relaxed, friendly, diverse environments for veterans and novices alike to play and learn with the TidalCycles language.

No Bounds festival - 2017

I was gripped by the usual terror of everyone else's brilliance when I performed at the No Bounds algorave, but I think it went pretty well - a personal best in fact, I'd go that far.

The brain freeze moment that used to accompany the start of my performances (a desparate few seconds of being unable to recall a single word of Tidal code) seems to have passed and the whole experience of live coding in front of a crowd is starting to feel more natural, enjoyable even.

Here's my turn. The full three hour show is streamable too.

No Bounds festival - 2017

I'm giddy to be performing amongst stellar company at the 2017 No Bounds Festival.

It's a great algorave line-up wrapped in a huge weekend long schedule of stunning electro artists, plus spoken word, plus workshops (inlcuding one run by the TidalCycles creator introducing you to his free music making software.)

Post euler room improvisation

Twenty minutes of TidalCycles twiddle.

Didn't we have a lovely time?

Euleroom #7 was a huge pleasure, especially as the line-up mostly comprised members of Sheffield's Tidal Club, most of whom hadn't previously performed with TidalCycles.

There was an exciting mix of styles - great crowd pleasers, and great experimentation.

The full set is available via YouTube. Audio and video seem to get divorced along the way, which will keep you guessing. Also, we raised £4million for Access Space through beer sales, so that's a bonus.

Euler Room #7

Euler Room is an occasional series of algorhythm derived dance music events.

There's one happening Saturday 22 April to raise funds for Access Space digital arts lab in Sheffield. We're coding from Access Space and online to the world.

Listen, dance, donate.

Sunday dinner Tidal improv

In which Nullish tries to recall the cutoff syntax from last week

Shift of focus: TidalCycles live coding

I've woken up after a lengthy silence. Here's a short TidalCycles improvisation to usher in the new year.