Welcome to the Live Coding Research Network. We are just starting up, but please see below for the network events planned so far, as well as other related live coding events. More to follow, including a symposium on live coding education, and an international conference in 2015.

Hands-on workshop: Live coding with ixi lang and Tidal @ dotBrighton
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An introductory workshop with LCRN coordinators Thor Magnusson and Alex McLean. (Sorry, fully booked)

Live Coding at the Roundhouse Rising festival
Feb 22 all-day

Roundhouse Rising is an annual, four-day festival of new music at the London Roundhouse. This year’s programme includes a live coding talk and demo from LCRN joint co-ordinator Alex McLean.

FIBER + STEIM algorave weekend
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day

FIBER and STEIM are joining forces for a weekend of Algorave and Live Coding activity in Amsterdam. Live coding workshops will take place on Friday 21st March (the same day as the LCRN kick-off in London), followed by late performances on the Saturday, and talks on the Sunday.

Network symposium: Kick-off day @ Centre for Creative Collabroation
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

An introductory, cross-disciplinary kick-off day, with the aim to provide rich context for live coding research and feed into the next two years of network activity. In the morning we will have talks by Emma Cocker (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University), Nick Collins (Reader in Composition, University of Durham) and Alexandra Cardenas (University of the Arts, Berlin). We will then enjoy a remote performance by Andrew Sorensen, and then a series of 10 minute presentations followed by group discussion. More details soon. Booking is essential, sign up here.


Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code @ LIMEWHARF
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are happy to support the following expansive event:

An event that brings together diverse viewpoints on weaving, knitting, 
live coding, dyadic mathematics, generative music and digital making, 
in order to see how patterned sound and threads allow us to both sense 
the abstract and conceptualise the tactile. We will look for a rich 
view of technology as a meeting point of craft, culture and live 

The invited speakers will explore aspects of making, process, language, material and output in the relation to their own practice
 and related contexts.

The discussion will be lead by Bronac Ferran, Janis Jefferies, and
 David Toop, and practitioners include Alessandro Altavilla, 
Sarah Angliss, Felicity Ford, Berit Greinke, Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Alex McLean and Rebecca Stewart.

There will be audio-visual interludes through the day, including a
screening of Ismini Samanidou and Robin Rimbaud’s film Weave Waves,
 commissioned for the Sound Matters exhibition in 2013 by Crafts
 Council, and a short performance by Felicity Ford.

The event will close with a live music performance from Leafcutter 
Leafcutter John, Matthew Yee-King and Alex McLean, exploring code, pattern and sound.

Curated by Karen Gaskill, Crafts Council

A collaboration between the UK Crafts Council, ICSRiM (School of Music, University of Leeds), the Thursday Club (Goldsmiths), V&A Digital 
Futures and the Live Coding Research Network.

Made possible through funding and support by the Craft Council, Sound and Music, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Centre for Creative Collaboration.

Network Symposium: Live Coding and the Body @ Creativity Zone @ University of Sussex
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm

The Live Coding and the Body Symposium will be held in the Creativity Zone at the University of Sussex, preceded by an “algorave” club night of dynamic live coding performances, at The Loft in Brighton. Full details here.

Network symposium: Live coding and collaboration @ University of Birmingham
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Details and timing to be confirmed. The first day might be a doctoral event. This symposium will be in collaboration and crossover with the Network Music Festival, which will run over the following weekend 26-28th September 2014, and which will also include live coding activities.

International Conference on Live Coding @ University of Leeds
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

We are happy to share the dates for the First International Conference on Live Coding: 13-15th July 2015. More details.

Live Coding Alternatives Workshop @ Aarhus University
Aug 18 all-day