LOSS Livecode – Festival of Audio Visual Livecoding, Sheffield, 20-22 July 2007



A small festival bringing together cutting edge livecoding musicians and a/v artists from around the UK and beyond. Livecoding is where computer programming becomes a performance art; improvising a performance using the text of a dynamic programming language.

Access Space has commissioned new works specifically for LOSS Livecode and the 2 days will feature performances, workshops, talks and informal presentations. The daytime sessions will include introductory workshops and presentations on cutting edge music and video livecoding environments including Fluxus, IXI Quarks, SuperCollider, Impromptu and ChucK. The evening sessions will feature performances by livecoding pioneers as well as collaborative jamming sessions.

Performers and presenters include; Robert Atwood, Jan Berkel, Oliver Bown, Alberto de Campo, Graham Coleman, Nick Collins, Jamie Forth, Karsten Gebbert, Dave Griffiths, Tom Hall, Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan, Jan-Kees van Kampen, Jonathan Kemp, Craig Latta, Thor Magnusson, Mattin, Alex McLean, Fabrice Mogini, Click Nilson, Fredrik Olofsson, Julian Rohrhuber, Andrew Sorensen, Adrian Ward, Luke Whitmore, Renate Wieser, Matthew Yee-King.

More details of the events can be found at: http://livecode.access-space.org


Access Space is the UK’s first “Free Media Lab” – a community space equipped with locally recycled computers running free, open source software. We provide a framework, resources and support for self-directed learning, arts and creativity. Taking part is totally free, and anyone can walk in and contribute. http://access-space.org

LOSS Livecode is organised by Access Space, TOPLAP and Lurk. Funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire, The PRS Foundation and Access Space.