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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Friday, August 14 • 10:00pm - Saturday, August 15 • 2:00am
Algorave LIMITED

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Welcome to Vancouver's first algorave. An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques. Artists produce these sounds by creating music-making algorithms on systems such as IXI Lang, Overtone, Puredata, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Impromptu, Beads, Fluxus and Tidal. Listen to artist’s breaking barriers as they code live and their compositions appear on screen in real-time.  The movement originated in the computer music research community, and became popular in the UK and across Europe. ISEA2015 is happy to bring you the first such event on the West coast.

Curator: Philippe Pasquier, Metacreation Lab, Canada
Acknowledgments: Vicki Moulder, Curatorial Support;  Kıvanç Tatar, Sound/Tech; Mark Nazemi​, Video Mapping; and Theo Wong​, Graphics.

Beats by GESMI, Arne Eigenfeldt
GESMI is a fully autonomous computationally creative system that generates style-specific electronic dance music based upon a machine-analysed corpus. The corpus consists of 24 Breakbeat and 24 House tracks that have been transcribed by human experts. Aspects of transcription include musical details, timbral descriptions, signal processing, and descriptions of overall musical form. This information is then compiled in a database, and machine-analysed to produce data for generative purposes. GESMI began producing complete breakbeat tracks in March 2013.  Listen to Beats by GESMI, Arne Eigenfeldt


Homage to Studio Vision Pro, Hamster Ate My Garageband (Oliver Bown)
In Homage to Studio Vision Pro, Ollie Bown develops his practice of live generative music performance developed in his electronic music duo Icarus and in various electroacoustic improvisations. Studio Vision Pro was a digital audio workstation similar to Cubase and Logic, but with way better MIDI manipulations tools and a powerful 'audition' tool that Icarus adapted for live performance. SVP was dropped in 1999 when makers Opcode were bought out by Gibson. This project is Bown's simplified imitation of the powerful SVP audition tool, but with generative elements built in along the way.
Watch Icarus: Uke 'Em

Sarlacc,
Shawn Lawson & Ryan Ross Smith, USA
Sarlacc, an audio-visual performance, features visuals live coded within the OpenGL fragment shader, that are reactive to incoming audio frequencies parsed by band. Sarlacc  merges elements of EDM, J-Pop, Gif-Culture, and mechanical and electronic-inspired audio and visuals. The overall experience is unequal parts pop-culture, abstract expressionism, and glitch-art. Watch Kessel Run

the secret life of Burton (dance version),
Marinos Giannoukakis
the secret life of Burton is part of an anthology of real time narratives named "X short stories", investigating different aspects of narrative construction in multimodal environments, named by the artist as "transconsistent composition". This version is a real time glitch-minimal techno set controlled by and controlling the virtual environment. The audio events are controlled by actions in the virtual environment while audio feature extraction is used in the audio output to control the narrative in the virtual world. Watch musicaUniversalis danceVer

Yaxu,
Alex McLean
A from-scratch "blank slate" live coding performance, improvising percussive techno, and occasionally bringing in and remixing elements from Peak Cut EP. Listen to At last

Techno/Acid House,
Norah Lorway
Algorithmic, procedural techno with a twist of acid house.
Listen to Huddersfield Algorave Excerpt



Moderators
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Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →

Presenters
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Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →
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Marinos Giannoukakis

researcher, de montfort university
NL

Norah Lorway

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Norah is a live coder, composer and computer music researcher who performs at Algoraves and other such events. She has a PhD in Computer Music from University of Birmingham, where she worked on music and software in SuperCollider and performed on the BEAST multichannel system. Since 2011, she has been a founding member of BEER, a live coding networked laptop ensemble based at the University. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the... Read More →
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Alex McLean

I am a research fellow and deputy director of ICSRiM (the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music) in Leeds. http://yaxu.org/



Friday August 14, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday August 15, 2015 2:00am
Fortune Sound Club 147 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T5, Canada

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