Live coding concert w/ Shelly Knotts + Joana Chicau

Cover image credit: Marcin SZ

IKLECTIK presents,

Live coding concert w/ Shelly Knotts + Joana Chicau + QBRNTHSS

Saturday 18 September 2021 | 8pm [7:30pm doors]

Live performances £10 Early bird / £12 Advance / £15 General admission : BUY TICKETS
Workshop £40
Workshop + Evening Live performances £45

QBRNTHSS (Live from TOPLAP, Barcelona – streamed at IKLECTIK)
Joana Chicau
Shelly Knotts

On the same day, Shelly Knotts is running the workshop “Live Coding Music in SuperCollider“. More info and tickets here:

Shelly Knotts is an improviser who performs with computers and other humans. Interests in code, data and networks have lead her down strange and diverse musical paths from electroacoustic composition, through jazz and noise music to algorave. She experiments with generative and AI techniques and opinionated algorithms to make music. She has performed at numerous Algoraves and other live coding events worldwide, solo and with collaborative projects including algo-pop duo ALGOBABEZ. In 2017 she was a winner of BBC Radiophonic Workshop and PRSF ‘The Oram Awards’ for innovation in sound and music. Previously she was an academic, researching on projects around the use of AI, data and networks in improvisation and composition.

Joana Chicau

Courtesy the artist

Joana Chicau is a designer, artist and researcher — with a background in dance. She researches the intersection of the body with the designed and programmed environment, aiming at widening the ways in which digital sciences is presented and made accessible to the public. The latter has been informing a practice and exploration of various forms and formats — interweaving web programming with choreography — from the making of online platforms to performances and workshops. In parallel she has been actively participating and organizing events involving multi-location collaborative coding, algorithmic improvisation, open discussions on digital equity and activism. Chicau is a member of and an associate lecturer at the University of Arts of London.

< A WebPage in Three Acts > is an assemblage of live coded visual experiments performed in the web browser. The computer screen is divided in two stages: the ‘frontstage’, the interface a user normally accesses and the ‘backstage’ or the web console in which programming languages can be run. In the web console Joana Chicau calls, juxtaposes and manipulates different web programming actions which are named after choreographic concepts. The page originally filled with information, will be deconstructed and set into motion.

This performance is part of an on-going research on how design and web based computational systems can be used to construct new scenarios, imaginaries and hypotheses guided by choreographic concepts. Privileging open source tools and investigation through feminist lens, Joana Chicau combines real-time algorithmic composition & movement studies to rethink the vocabularies, protocols, modes of participation and different conditions for affective interfacing of bodies and technologies.


Ph Credits: Andres Costas

QBRNTHSS (pronounced “quebrantahuesos”, meaning “bearded vulture” in Spanish) is the alias that Ramon Casamajó, musician and computer scientist, uses for his solo works focused on electronics and live coding. As QBRNTHSS he released a split LP (Harry Dean Stanton, Call It Anything Records 2019), and is actively involved in the TOPLAP Barcelona collective. He has participated in online events hosted by the international TOPLAP community. He is part of Turing Tarpit, a duet with whom he has released several works and played regularly in Barcelona’s experimental underground circuit. He also runs the micro record label Call It Anything Records.

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