AlgoMech Festival
17-19 May 2019
Central venues, Sheffield UK - DINA, Site, Sidney+Matilda, Winter Garden, Pinball Park

Algomech is a festival of algorithmic and mechanical arts. Taking place over one weekend in May, the packed programme explores the creative potential of both code and machines.

The theme for the festival's third edition is interlace – taking a look at unlikely and unusual inter-weavings of different art practices. As well as the usual algorithmic rave, there'll be handmade dancing robots making braids on a maypole, make-your-own-mechanical-techno, algorithmic Siberian trance, interactive textiles, invented mystical instruments, live pop music made from code, and much more.

Events include:

Algo/Mesh club night with Algorave + Friends [17 May, 8pm-2am]
An algorithmic rave, Sheffield style. Algorave and friends come together in a packed line-up of top-notch "live coders", with one room for algorithmic dance floor bangers and another for chill-out experiments. Featuring Leafcutter John, ALGOBABEZ, CCAI, Graham Dunning, Deerful, TYPE, UDAGAN, Linux Lewis and loads more..

Sonic Pattern [18 May, 7pm-9pm]
A contemplative concert of handmade, mechanical music. Thereminist and inventor Sarah Angliss will create dreamlike music, featuring folk-horror robotics, theremin, percussion, electronics and the rare Latvian clavisimbalum. Ryoko Akama will perform a live sound work with small, fragile machines. Simon Blackmore will collaborate with two drummers to explore rhythm as a form of code.

Plus! Symposium on "Dancing and Braiding", workshops on e-textiles, music improvisation, musical AI, and live coding with TidalCycles and Orca, exhibition opening, and much more, including a closing party with special guests still to be announced..

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