Sri Lanka

Discover the beauty of Shankra Festival 2022 in Sri Lanka: located in the wild vegetation, be prepared to be amazed by pristine landscapes, mesmerising beaches, ancient heritage and culture.  Be part of our international gathering and start this seven-day adventure into psychedelic trance music, discovering exciting sounds, enriching activities, and local traditions.

Live Code Your Music - Workshop
Jan 15, 2021 | Shankra Sri Lanka

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.”  

Please note

Install the software in advance of the workshop (

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.  

Instagram: @dgtlselves

Image Credits: Antonio Roberts


Shankra Festival 2022 will be located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.


We begin a new journey, always driven by our love for music. Exploring the realms of Psychedelic Trance, you will have the chance to feel immersed in exciting sounds and musical experimentations.


We believe that every human being can contribute to the creation of something unique by expressing their talents, skills and knowledge. Connect with us by sharing your competences!

Children's Village

It would not be a connective experience without including one of the most important elements of our lives, family. Spend time with your children, surrounded by nature: cultivate with them a curious mindset, through the diverse activities organized in the Children's Village.


Inspiration is the primary source of action: we find something new that awakes our interest, that becomes enthusiasm and may change our daily routine. Get inspired with our program of workshops and activities: you will have the chance to learn new and exciting skills, training your body and feeding your soul.


Knowledge is the most precious value we can gain. Through knowledge, we can get in touch with deep meanings and unexpected connections that can change our perception of reality. Enrich your personal culture by following our program of lectures: a broad range of topics will be addressed, covering different areas of interest.

Live Painting

The most powerful way of creating is using our imagination. Sharing our visions with people is like selling plane tickets to our personal world: you will be able to travel through the artistic expressions of painters and creators, presented in a unique environment.

Healing Practices

Reconnecting with your body, touching inner spots and cleaning your spirit is sometimes a much-needed process that we tend to underestimate in our daily routine. At Shankra Festival, we want to give you the techniques to consciously work towards a deeper understanding of yourself, your spirit and the planet, with the precious help of healers from all around the world.


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