Video: Live algorithms workshops and concert

Video of our amazing Live Algorithms workshop & opening concert:

and the improvisation workshop & performance that happened earlier in the evening:

Automatic remix competition – the results

A few weeks ago we announced a very special automatic remix competition. The music is made by computer algorithms, and the music is judged by computer algorithms.

Thanks to all the humans who submitted remixes. The automatic jury has analysed the results thoroughly, and we can now announce that the remixes which each win a Novation Launchpad are:

  1. Kiti From Occupied Europe by all n4tural (score 6.8534449359781)
  2. SC2012 (troubldnimphormx) by Csaba Fejes (score 6.7808411884803
  3. Meister Submarine Remix by A Burke (score 6.5278883416132

(The competition was also covered by the BBC: Cowell v Computer article and also full audio coverage of the announcement on the Click radio programme [1st May episode, starting at 12m45].)

As you listen to the remixes, you might like to contemplate the future of fully automated music production and consumption:

See also Chordpunch’s announcement, which includes Nick Collins’ slides describing the algorithmic jury.


Thanks to everyone who came to sc2012 – it was amazing.

Click here for lots of great photos of the SuperCollider Symposium. Below is a small selection of photos by various people:



SC2012: Club Night - Mico Rex

SC2012: ixi lang workshop

SC2012: Bellatrix

SC2012: Finn Peters SC2012: Chimp Spanner

SC2012: Live Algorithms Concert

SC2012: Keynote - SuperCollider Speed Code challenge

SC2012: Art Exhibition - Setup

SC2012: Art Exhibition

SC2012: Alo Allik and Yota Morimoto

SuperCollider Symposium 2012 conference group photo

(Photo credits: see alt tags for authorship, and/or click through to see further info such as licensing. Photos in this post are by Toby Harris, Steve Welburn, Alex McLean.)

SuperCollider club finale TONIGHT

Tonight – Wednesday – audiovisual extravaganza featuring Boxcutter and a packed lineup of SuperCollider artists from Mexico, Japan, Germany, and more:

flyer for wednesday club night

Watch these videos and get excited:

[Details and tickets]

[Facebook event page]

Sonic art in Mile End Park

Sonic art installations indoors and out! In Mile End Park this Tuesday to Thursday (FREE entry):

anemos sonore photo

See these three art works and more in the SuperCollider art exhibition this week!

Livecode this Sunday

Livecode flyer

Sun 15th April – See codefaced people hacking music live in front of your eyes. Live coding is a new direction in electronic music and video: live coders expose and rewire the innards of software while it generates improvised music and/or visuals.

[Details and tickets]

Overtone at sc2012

We’re happy to announce a late-breaking addition to the SuperCollider Symposium conference talks, replacing Nicolas Varchausky who unfortunately can’t make it.

Sam Aaron will be talking about Overtone, his new Clojure-based programming environment for sound. It takes advantage of Clojure’s excellent concurrency, runs on the Java VM, and uses SuperCollider as the audio engine.

His talk will be on Tuesday afternoon and is entitled

Overtone: (mix Clojure SuperCollider)

Here’s a demo video:

SuperCollider Symposium selling out fast

The deadline has passed for full-week tickets and most of our events are now completely sold out! Workshops are sold out, the Live Algorithms gig is sold out, and the Electroacoustic concert is sold out.

BUT you can still make it along to some of our fantastic events:


Other things happening

While you’re in London for the SuperCollider Symposium here are some other events you might like:


  • Conlan Nancarrow player piano series, at the Southbank April 21 – 22 (Sat & Sun)
  • Check out Soundfjord – dedicated sonic art gallery in north-east London (nearest tube Seven Sisters). Their April events include:
    • Bat Walk – Fri 20 April 2012, 7:30-10:30PM (£2/£4)
    • SoundShare – sonic practice show & tell – Sun 22 April 2012 3:30pm-5:30pm (free but booking essential)
    • Exhibition For Posterity by Graham Dunning, continues until 21 April
  • Alex McLean is running a “live notation workshop” at Centre for Creative Collaboration (near Kings Cross) on the morning of Thu April 19th.
  • Research seminar: Online source separation: a generalised approach, 10:30am, Thu April 19th, QMUL
  • QMUL Farmer’s Market – Thu April 19th – get a lovely lunch of farm-reared burgers etc, buy a cake or some preserve. It’ll be outside The Curve (just near the conference venue).
  • Olympic venue tours – check the olympics tour websites. QMUL is near to Stratford where the main Olympics venues are.

Live AlgoRave – video highlights

Some video footage from the sc2012 warmup algorave:

Thanks to all the acts (we didn’t get everyone on film), and to Ryan Jordan for hosting — set us up nicely for the SuperCollider Symposium in a couple of weeks’ time!