Livecoding - page 2

The nature of livecoding is that it is performed (improvised) in-the-moment; the gig (performance) is the output (that’s why it’s called livecoding), and any artefact (e.g. a video recording) is useful documentation, but only a trace of the work itself.

Still, documentation is an important part of one’s artistic practice, so here’s a bunch of photos and videos from my gigs. Some of them are nice & slick-looking, some of them are super-grungy videos shot on smartphones in the crowd. Although I’m working hard to track down any old videos, some of these gigs are lost to time. I like to assume that they were the best ones 😉

"You Are Here" Festival - in case of sound: round one

Ben livecoding at YAH

"Art, Not Apart" Festival

As per the Art, Not Apart website

ICOMOS 2013: International Council on Monuments and Sites

In 2013 I was invited to perform a dawn livecoding/projection mapping set inside the burnt-out telescope dome at Mt Stromlo Observatory, which was destroyed during the 2009 Canberra Bushfires.

Revenant Media: Theremin '75 Exhibition

Musical Metacreation (MuMe) Algorave at ISEA 2013: International Symposium on Electronic Art

Beginning-Middle-End Festival

ACMC '09: Australasian Computer Music Conference

Ben performing at ACMC 09

Transmissions in Sound

My first proper curated livecoding gig, way back in 2008. No photos or videos survive, but I can vaguely remember it. I was super-nervous.