Algorave

An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques, and short for "algorithmic rave." Alex McLean of Slub and Nick Collins coined the word "algorave", with the first event to be held under that name taking place in 2012.wikipedia
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Slub (band)

Slub
Alex McLean of Slub and Nick Collins coined the word "algorave", with the first event to be held under that name taking place in 2012.
Slub is an algorave group formed in 2000 by Adrian Ward and Alex McLean, joined by Dave Griffiths in 2005 and Alexandra Cardenas in 2017.

Alex McLean

Alex McLean of Slub and Nick Collins coined the word "algorave", with the first event to be held under that name taking place in 2012. However the name was first coined in 2011, after live coders Nick Collins and Alex McLean tuned into a happy hardcore pirate radio station on the way to a performance in the UK. Since then, algorave has been growing into an international movement, with algoraves having been held mainly in Europe and Asia; and few events in Australia and North America.
including for creating TidalCycles, a live-coding environment that allows programmer musicians to code simply and quickly, and for coining the term Algorave with Nick Collins.

Live coding

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An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques, and short for "algorithmic rave."
Algorave—event where music and/or visuals are generated from algorithms, generally live coded

Nick Collins (composer)

Nick Collins
Alex McLean of Slub and Nick Collins coined the word "algorave", with the first event to be held under that name taking place in 2012. However the name was first coined in 2011, after live coders Nick Collins and Alex McLean tuned into a happy hardcore pirate radio station on the way to a performance in the UK. Since then, algorave has been growing into an international movement, with algoraves having been held mainly in Europe and Asia; and few events in Australia and North America.
Alex McLean of Slub and Nick Collins are the inventors of the Algorave.

Rave

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An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques, and short for "algorithmic rave." This in turn influenced rave culture and techno of the 1990s by Farmers Manual, Autechre, and Aphex Twin.
Algorave

Criminal Justice Act 2003

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Although live coding is commonplace, any algorithmic music is welcome which is "wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive conditionals", which is a corruption of the definition of rave music (“wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”) in the UK's Criminal Justice Act.

Brian Eno

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Algorithmic approaches have long been applied in electronic dance music from the 1970s when Brian Eno established randomised musical practises which evolved into generative music over the course of his long career.

Generative music

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Algorithmic approaches have long been applied in electronic dance music from the 1970s when Brian Eno established randomised musical practises which evolved into generative music over the course of his long career.

Techno

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This in turn influenced rave culture and techno of the 1990s by Farmers Manual, Autechre, and Aphex Twin.

Farmers Manual

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This in turn influenced rave culture and techno of the 1990s by Farmers Manual, Autechre, and Aphex Twin.

Autechre

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This in turn influenced rave culture and techno of the 1990s by Farmers Manual, Autechre, and Aphex Twin.

Aphex Twin

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This in turn influenced rave culture and techno of the 1990s by Farmers Manual, Autechre, and Aphex Twin.

Anti EP

The Anti EP was an explicit response to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 - specifically the track "flutter" as a means of creating "non-repetitive beats" at raves which had been outlawed by the wording of the Act.

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

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The Anti EP was an explicit response to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 - specifically the track "flutter" as a means of creating "non-repetitive beats" at raves which had been outlawed by the wording of the Act.

Snare rush

The snare rush famously featured on the Girl/Boy EP of 1996 is an earlier form of digital algorhythmic coding and featured in drum and bass influenced electronic music of the early to mid 1990s, this approach later evolving into glitch music.

Girl/Boy EP

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The snare rush famously featured on the Girl/Boy EP of 1996 is an earlier form of digital algorhythmic coding and featured in drum and bass influenced electronic music of the early to mid 1990s, this approach later evolving into glitch music.

Drum and bass

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The snare rush famously featured on the Girl/Boy EP of 1996 is an earlier form of digital algorhythmic coding and featured in drum and bass influenced electronic music of the early to mid 1990s, this approach later evolving into glitch music.

Glitch

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The snare rush famously featured on the Girl/Boy EP of 1996 is an earlier form of digital algorhythmic coding and featured in drum and bass influenced electronic music of the early to mid 1990s, this approach later evolving into glitch music.

Maypole

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Traditional use of algorithms include Maypole dancing, where they are applied to the dance itself as a form of Algorithmic Choreography and bell-ringing.

Algorithmic Choreography

Traditional use of algorithms include Maypole dancing, where they are applied to the dance itself as a form of Algorithmic Choreography and bell-ringing.

Change ringing

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Traditional use of algorithms include Maypole dancing, where they are applied to the dance itself as a form of Algorithmic Choreography and bell-ringing.

SuperCollider

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The first self-proclaimed "algorave" was held in London as a warmup concert for the SuperCollider Symposium 2012.

Happy hardcore

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However the name was first coined in 2011, after live coders Nick Collins and Alex McLean tuned into a happy hardcore pirate radio station on the way to a performance in the UK. Since then, algorave has been growing into an international movement, with algoraves having been held mainly in Europe and Asia; and few events in Australia and North America.

North America

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However the name was first coined in 2011, after live coders Nick Collins and Alex McLean tuned into a happy hardcore pirate radio station on the way to a performance in the UK. Since then, algorave has been growing into an international movement, with algoraves having been held mainly in Europe and Asia; and few events in Australia and North America.

List of electronic music festivals

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This has given electronic musicians and DJs the ability to mix elaborate and complicated music in forms such as techno, electronica, trap, trance, house, and industrial, all of which have large festivals, raves, technoparades, algoraves, doofs, or teknivals in their sole dedication.