In this film Edited Arts and Resident Advisor meet artists who are harnessing algorithms to make live and improvised electronic music.

"If music is a form of code, then perhaps code can be a form of music." 

Algorithms drive the way we see, hear and interact with the world. And these days, there's a growing backlash against them. But "algorave"—short for algorithmic rave—offers a different way to harness these mathematical formulas. Algorave artists sit behind a laptop while their keystrokes are broadcast onto screens or walls around them, laying bare the mechanics behind the music. They run processes that create the sound in realtime, allowing for a truly live, improvisational and unpredictable form of electronic music. 

Bi-monthly opportunity for artists to meet, discuss and debate as part of studio visits. In February, the avant-garde East London gallery By Other Means invites the FLUX community to reflect on the role of the gallery after the internet, changing ideas of studio practice.

By Other Means founder and director James Nasmyth will talk with artist duo downtown500 magazine (Andreas Roes and Arthur Sopin), currently in residence at BOM. Together they will discuss a gallery’s changing role as public space of art production and presentation as we move towards the 2020s. At the centre of this debate: Downtown500’s concept of Meta-Modernism, the Mass-man and By Other Means’ strategies to challenge dominant exhibition practices.

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