Let’s explore the musical journey of Lizzie Wilson, introducing her workshop at Shankra Festival Sri Lanka 2022:
Live code your music using TidalCycles
“Live coding is an innovative and compelling new way of making music. It allows you to create patterns of music through computer code, describing sequences and ways of transforming and combining them.
As algorithms become more a prevalent feature in our society, the practice of live coding challenges how we use them for human benefit.
This hands-on workshop on making algorithmic patterns with the open source live coding environment TidalCycles will provide an introduction to making music with code and is open to anyone regardless of programming experience or musical knowledge.”
Install the software in advance of the workshop (see TidalCycles documentation).
If you have any issues with the installation, you can get help in the forum or you can access a limited version of the software online on the day.
Lizzie Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist and PhD researcher whose interests include live computer music, musical artificial intelligence, and human-machine co-collaboration. She has performed live computer music as digital selves at various events internationally. Her current work looks at creating musical expression from automation and algorithmic pattern. Some recent works include collaborations with the BBC’s research and development department, hosting feminist hackathons with Leeds International Festival and running live coding workshops with the V&A and Music Hackspace.
Image Credits: Antonio Roberts