Babycastles X LiveCodeNYC Algorave Arcade
Performance Space New York X Babycastles X LiveCodeNYC
Performance Space New York teams up with artist-run collectives Babycastles and LiveCodeNYC for this special East Village edition of an Algorave inside an Arcade.
Unplug and enjoy the creative side of technology through music and games. We’ll be presenting an Algorave, a code based dance party with visuals and music programmed in real time, inside an arcade filled with games made by independent videogame artists. Using systems built for algorithmic music and visuals, such as IXI Lang, puredata, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Extempore, Fluxus, TidalCycles, Gibber, Sonic Pi, FoxDot and Cyril, musicians are able to compose and work live, breaking down artificial barriers between the people creating the software algorithms, the people making the music, and the people on the dance floor.
Babycastles is a non-profit artist-run collective with roots in New York’s D.I.Y. culture. We are dedicated to building platforms for diversity in video games culture at every level. We connect the independent game developer community with the broader New York art community, identifying exciting new voices from around the world and providing them exposure to new audiences.
LiveCodeNYC is a group of coders, designers, gamers, musicians and digital artists who practice performative programming in real time. We view live coding as a methodology that is not medium specific. We organize events including workshops, talks, festivals, and Algoraves. We run these events out of love for making cool things with code. The core of what we do is share live coding, whether discussing types at our meetups or teaching a system one of us built.
Algorave Arcade is co-presented by Performance Space New York with an implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for the Building Demand for the Performing Arts Program.
- April 20 7pm-11pm
- Free with RSVP