LIVE NOTATION UNIT
Live artists and live coders, working towards live notation
27th July 2012
Arnolfini, Bristol BS1 4QA
Symposium and performances
The Live Notation Unit (LNU) takes over the Arnolfini for a day using its spaces as an experimental laboratory in which to combine two radical performance practices: Live Art and Live Coding.
The LNU will approach programming as performance art, performance art notation as code, code as speech, bodies as interpreters, and more.
On the menu are improvisational sound works (where computer code and the artists’ bodies become instruments), site-specific time based art works (where notation becomes the ‘piece’ as opposed to its recording device) and a series of position papers proposing what the LNU’s new term “live notation” might signify.
Bringing together Sam Aaron, Geoff Cox, Yuen Fong Ling, Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean, Brigid Mcleer, Thor Magnusson, Click Nilson, Hester Reeve, Kate Sicchio, Andre Stitt, Maria X, and Matthew Yee-King.
For more information and a preliminary programme, please the Live Notation Unit website:
Live Notation is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Thursday April 19th 10am-1pm
at The Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, London, Greater London (WC1X 9NG)
“Live Notation – Extending Matters of Performance” is an event exploring the possibilities of relating live coding (performing with programming languages) with live art (performing with actions). In particular, we confront the possibilities opened up for digital aesthetics, computer music and live art in relation to performed physical labour and its potential temporal resonance through signs and symbols.
The event will be led by Geoff Cox (Digital Urban Living Research Centre, Aarhus University & Associate Curator of Online Projects at the Arnolfini), joined by a panel of live coders and live artists including Hester Reeve (Live Artist; HRH.the) and Alex McLean (Live Coder; Slub).
Welcome to the website for “Live Notation: Transforming Matters of Performance.”
Our project has just begun and we are still planning our initial events. For now you may find out more about the project, or visit the LoveBytes festival website to read about our performance there.