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.