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August 3, 2019, 4:30 pm
Algorave – a word coined to give an identity to events that have been pushed by experimental electronic musicians/artists all over the world. The idea – to use open source software development platforms as an instrument/paintbrush and performing live in front of a diverse, inclusive and accepting audience.
Algorave India is an attempt by local artists to bring creative coding to the forefront and blur the lines between, engineers, designers, musicians, and artists.
Balancing the fine line between technical proficiency and showmanship, Algoravers are both in their heads to understand the mathematics and logic of the specific platform they are playing through as well as be outside to connect with the environment and all the havoc that their code is causing. The centre of attention is always the pages and pages of source code that is projected on the large screens all around the performers. With the performer like a conductor of an orchestra of machines, with gesticulations in the form of programming code and algorithms.
Abhinay Khoparzi is a multidisciplinary creative technologist who maintains a practice across film, video, music and web technologies. He has had a long relationship with the experimental electronic music scene in Mumbai with performances at venues and events like The Indian Electronica Festival, (Blue Frog), 6 Foot Oscillator in a 4 foot Room (Zenzi Mills). Abhinay co-founded the pioneering but now defunct web platform, netlabel, and publishing company 3rd Thought Entertainment in the early 2000’s where he organised collaborative performances with experimental, IDM artists like Kargo Pluggy, Sadahnmo and others from the varied roster. In the past year Khoparzi has performed live coded music and visuals with TidalCycles and Hydra at Fat Finger Mayhem (Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, 2018 and 2019), Algorave Sheffield (UK, 2018), International Conference of Live Coding (Madrid, 2019), and Algorave Bangalore, Pune (2019). He now organises/conducts live coding workshops in collaboration with various maker spaces and artists collectives across India and has been pushing creative coding education and the Algorave scene in the country.
Manaswi aka eardrummer
Manaswi is a failing trapeze artist of sorts trying to balance on a tight rope over the abyss of research on one side and arts on the other. After spending time in audio research labs in Chennai, California and Barcelona, he is headed to join the “Opera of the future” group at the MIT Media labs where he is excited to learn to fail in many new ways. He has also mastered the art of writing his own bio in third person as is evident here.
substance_D is an experimental artist exploring electro- acoustic improvisation, data manipulation, algorithmic compositions, and sensor-based music. He likes to indulge in wood, electronics, metal, mud and anything that has structural binding and makes strange objects. His footprint is largely anonymous and emerges out periodically.
He catalogs tribal dance, folk tales, acoustic information and conducts informal learning sessions in the himalayan villages with the school kids on understanding sound and computer codes.
Active soul in the fab labs spread across via the common thread of internet and trying to push creative coding using various approaches like workshops, performances, talks and informal meet-ups. Been an integral part of the Algorave sub culture in India
Tig3rbabu is a music project by musician and podcast producer Joshua Thomas, which focuses on using code to create synth pop songs and electronic arrangements – for the joy of pop music! He currently works as the Executive Producer for Express Audio (The Indian Express Podcast division) and uses the free live coding synthesizer Sonic Pi to create music and sound design across all the podcasts on the network.
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