Jamspace #2 September 2021

Join us for the 2nd live show where members of the Music Hackspace community will perform, collaborate and be interviewed. 

Where to watch – 

Performance and interviews with: 

  • Tobi Hunke: is a professional drummer and music producer. He is an educator and Max for live programmer who releases his work on the website AbletonDrummer.com . Tobi teaches drumming and music production to classes, as well as in one on one sessions. He has developed several Max for Live devices which are enabling drummers to play melodies and chords via acoustic/electronic drums which he is using for his own musical performances. https://blog.abletondrummer.com/about/ 
  • Melody Loveless – will be sharing music that she made featuring live vocal sampling, Sonic Pi and Max/MSP. Melody is an artist, creative technologist, and educator based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. 
  • Obscenity State: – Nilly Brook a musician, producer and audio-visual performer, will be performing 2 tracks from her yet to be released EP alongside a live audio-visual TouchDesigner performance. Nilly lectures various visual technologies across a number of institutions including: The National Film and Television School, Central Saint Martins, Wimbledon School of Art, London South Bank University.

Join the second in an occasional series that showcases musical and visual performances and collaborations from members of the Music Hackspace community. After each performance, the practitioners are interviewed about their methodology. Watch the event live from our social media channels. 

Showcase your work to the Music Hackspace community.

What is Jamspace?

Jamspace is an occasional / monthly series that showcases audio and visual performances and collaborations from members of the Music Hackspace community. We aim to create an online space in which community members can showcase their creative practice – be it musical, visual, audio, generative, traditional or experimental pieces.

How does it work?

Jamspace is hosted live by Music Hackspace Workshop Leader Ned Rush. Pre-composed performance videos are streamed and after each performance, the practitioners are interviewed live by Ned about their methodology. Anyone can watch the events live for free from our social media channels. Want to pose a question for the interview? You can ask questions in the chat on social media on the day. 

Can I play / get involved?

Want to show off your work for the next Jamspace? 

Jamspace is hosted by Music Hackspace Workshop Leaders Phelan Kane and Ned Rush. 

Your piece could be anything that demonstrates creative use of technology in the arts. Performance to a camera is not a prerequisite – screen capture, generative visuals, green screen, Max, Jitter, video filters, VJ, sonificiations, Ableton Live and /or TouchDesigner created content is perfect. Anyone from the community can submit, be it student, workshop leader or alumni! 

Tell us more info on this link and a member of the team will be in touch. 

We look forward to seeing your work.

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Livestream: TidalCycles – growing a language for algorithmic pattern

Thursday 20th May 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC

In this livestreamed interview, Alex McLean retraces the history and intent that prompted him to develop TidalCycles alongside ‘Algorave’ live performance events, contributing to establish Live Coding as an art discipline.

 Alex started TidalCycles project for exploring musical patterns in 2009, and it is now a healthy free/open-source software project and among the most well-known live coding environments for music.

TidalCycles represents musical patterns as a function of time, making them easy to make, combine and transform. It is generally partnered with the SuperDirt hybrid synthesiser/sampler, created by Julian Rohrhuber using SuperCollider. 

Culturally, TidalCycles is tightly linked to Algorave, a movement created by Alex McLean and Nick Collins in 2011, where musicians and VJs make algorithms to dance to.

Where to watch – 


Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/musichackspace/

Overview of speaker

Alex McLean is a musician and researcher based in Sheffield UK. As well as working on TidalCycles, he also researches algorithmic patterns in ancient weaving, as part of the PENELOPE project based in Deutsches Museum, Munich. He has organised hundreds of events in the digital arts, including the annual AlgoMech festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement. Alex co-founded the international conferences on live coding and live interfaces, and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music. As live coder has performed worldwide, including Sonar, No Bounds, Ars Electronica, Bluedot and Glastonbury festivals.