Live Coding Workshop for Women & Non-Binary People

From sound synthesis to wave patterns, learn to make music with code in Supercollider.

Set Up
1:30 – 2:30pm

2:30 – 4:30pm

Update: This event is sold out, but waitlist is available here.

In this workshop, Shelly Knotts and Joanne Armitage, the duo behind Algobabez, will teach you the basics of setting up a live coding session in SuperCollider.

The session will cover making soundscapes and beats with sound synthesis and patterns. SuperCollider is an incredibly powerful, open-source, cross-platform, audio engine and programming language, used not only to create music, but also for machine listening, audio/music reactive installations, performance, interactive systems, research, live-coding and much more.

This workshop is part of Algorithmic Art Assembly, a festival featuring two days of talks and two nights of live music focused on algorithmic tools and processes.

This workshop ticket must be purchased separately and is not included in the festival passes.

Doors open at 1:30pm for an hour of prep and assistance with software setup.



Algobabez have been blasting eardrums with noisy synth-driven algo-pop since 2016. Formed of algorave regulars Shelly Knotts and Joanne Armitage, they use SuperCollider to code and control patterns of weird, wonky, noisy, thumping, danceable music. OK apart, but better together: 2 babes, 2 laptops and 1 sound. Shelly Knotts is a data musician currently based in Newcastle, UK. She performs live-coded and network music internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans. She is studying for a PhD in Live Computer Music at Durham University with a focus on collaboration in Network Music.  Joanne Armitage is a creative technologist and artist working with sound, physical computing, digital media and interaction design. Based at Leeds, her current practice-based research explores how digital sound can connect with the body through haptic feedback.