AlgoMech Festival

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Club night with Algorave and friends
£8 + booking (£10 on the door)
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8pm-2am, Sat 18 May 2019

32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP

From AlgoMech to Algo/Mesh -- pushing the strange art of partying forward, through algorithms and mechanisms.

Room 1: Algorave, Sheffield style - a full-on party with top algorithmic producers and live coders who properly know how to make you dance to code. Will include algorithmic bassline, mechanical techno, light-controlled electronica, and live coding with a playstation..

Room 2: When the algorave gets too much, relax with chilled-out experiments including algorithmic synth-pop, classical guitar misappropriated as a coding interface, algorithmic Siberian trance, and loads more..

Huge + emerging line-up - see below!

Algorave is a combination of "algorithms" and "rave", the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes. The Algorave scene is fast-growing around the world, with Sheffield a strong centre, building on its fine roots in electronic music history.

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Leafcutter John

Playing out his new album Yes! Come Parade With Us live, controlled by lights


Making and unmaking each other’s code in the exploration of sound and rhythms

Linux Lewis

Algorithmic bassline rep from Sheffield's much loved offmenut records


Wonky algo-pop from the North - 2 babes, 2 laptops and 1 sound

Miri Kat

Audio/visual, high energy set made with software for raving to.

Alexandra Cardenas

Bringing algorithmic euphoria from her new album Hipersonica

Graham Dunning

Dunning's trademark turntable-based mechanical techno, augmented with livecoded patterns


Emma will make the party confused and emotional with vocal algorithmic pop music live coded in ixi lang.


Birmingham's top livecode visualist joining CCAI for a special algorithmic a/v techno link-up.


Sheffield duo stoking the fire of algorithmic techno with live coded patterns to unite your hemispheres


Audio/visual livecode trio bringing algorithmic sounds + shapes over from Brooklyn + Richmond USA


Dark tech idm with passages of ambient built in Orca live coding, with overlaid procedural visuals, between 120-140.


Live coded bleeps and beats from Sheffield's FoxDot challenger


Electric khomus meets live coding in an intensive, tranced-out experience based on Sakha traditional folk music.

Trve Yorkshire Kvlt Ensemble

atmospheric black metal summoned via infernal typing

Bogdan Vera

A unique semi-improvised electronic live set using a PlayStation 4, DS4 controller and the video game Dreams by Media Molecule, leveraging a new custom built in-game algorithmic performance system.


Live visualist over from Tokyo and up from London


Generative dance music made using TidalCycles. Beat heavy, DnB and Breakbeats, huge basses, splashing snares and big wubs.

Coral Manton

Low-fllying algorithmic vectors from Coral brandishing the visual live coding system Cyril.

Royal Laptop Squad

Members of the Royal Laptop Squad family will vie for the Krown, a position conferring immense power and prestige at the head of society, including the divine right to be loudest and the One In Charge of The Beats.


A livecoded mixture of acid techno, breakcore, noise music and shoegaze.

Thor Magnusson and Helen Papaioannou

The Threnoscope is an audiovisual compositional system emphasising stasis or circularity, here joining with Papaioannou's baritone saxophone for a slow improvisation in our chillout room.


A glitch infused, gif mashup across 3D space.


Infusing the old European minstrel tradition with machine intelligence