# Map & Fold Festival, 05.09.2020
Watch the stream recording here.
Monica Vlad (AV live)
Alexandra Cárdenas (live coding)
Tatsuru Arai (AV live)
Nick Rothwell & Shama Rahman (live coding, sitar)
Atsushi Tadokoro (AV live coding)
Zacharias Fasshauer (Double Bass)
Jaume Darbra Fa & Marçal Xirau (flute & guitar with electronics)
Mári Mákó (live electronics)
Scott Wilson, Konstantinos Vasilakos, Erik Nyström and Tsun Winston Yeung (live electronics)
# Monica Vlad (AV live)
Monica Vlad is an audiovisual performer and multimedia artist based in Linz, Austria. Her first university
was HydroPower Engineering, but after 5 years of study she decided she’s more attracted to art. Into this
matter, she finished the fine arts department of New Media in Art at L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in
Italy, followed by the master of Interface Cultures from Kunstuniversität Linz. For her live performances,
Monica changes the functionality of old media devices and everyday objects to create new sounds. Her live
performances are different each time, but always intense, dramatic and powerful.
# Alexandra Cárdenas (live coding)
Alexandra Cardenas is a Colombian composer and improviser now based in Berlin, who has followed a path from
Western classical composition to improvisation and live electronics. Her recent work has included live
coding performance, including performances at the forefront of the Algorave scene, she also co-organised a
live coding community in Mexico City. Cardenas has been invited to talk about and perform live coding at
events such as the Berlin based Transmediale festival and the Ableton sponsored Loop symposium, and held
residencies including at Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan and Centre for the Arts in Mexico City.
# Tatsuru Arai (AV live)
His main artistic Thema is to integrate from classical compositions to new technology, as „TRANS-AGES
MUSIC“,and to present the fundamental physical nature of the universe in the form of perceptional
experiences, that could say aesthetics of “geometric structure”. The human perception of sound, a physical
phenomenon, influences human beings and the“geometric structure” is a fundamental pillar that allows us to
understand the true nature of the universe. Creating a way to experience even a part of the nature of the
universe through sound.
From 2016 he is composing Hyper Serial Music that will add innovation to the principle of
Serialism three-point: „structural“, „complex“ and „noisy“. Hyper-Serial-Music is the algorithm music
generated by state-of-the-art technology such as Artificial Intelligence than by native human intelligence
# Nick Rothwell & Shama Rahman (live coding, sitar)
Shama Sarwat Rahman is a British singer-songwriter, composer, sitarist, storyteller, performance artist,
filmmaker, actress and neuroscientist. Her albums modernise the sitar (lineage Pt Ravi Shankar), arranged
centrally within layered harmonies, electronic soundscapes & complex grooves to showcase it in different
genres and instrumentation. From jazz to dubstep, punk to folk, trip hop to hip hop, swing to bosa nova, her
stories start life as poems & take flight as cross-genre songs.
Nick Rothwell is a composer, performer, software architect, coder and visual artist. He has built media
performance systems for projects with Ballett Frankfurt and Vienna Volksoper, and interactive installations
for Sonic Arts Network, TECHNE and Kinetica. As a collaborator with body>data>space he has developed
performance systems, software visuals and sound scores for projects at CIANT, Vo’Arte, including large-scale
installation for Nesta’s FutureFest. He has also composed sound scores for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and
developed algorithmic visuals with sculptor Simeon Nelson and composer Rob Godman for large-scale outdoor
installations in Poland, Estonia, Cambridge Music Festival and Lumiere.
Khyal Geometries is a new project which combines classical, jazz and folk technique on the sitar with
improvised live-coding of a digital audio workstation. Modal melodies and choral harmonies on the sitar are
combined with synthesis, looping and effects processing mediated in real time by a functional language,
resulting in fugues and canons of soundscape which morph from rich and ambient to rhythmic and syncopated.
# Atsushi Tadokoro (live coding)
Atsushi Tadokoro is a creative coder. Currently teaching as an associate professor at Maebashi Institute of
Technology, and as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Keio University in Japan.
Tadokoro makes music works of sound synthesis using an algorithm and performs improvisation with sounds and
moving-images by a laptop. His lectures about “creative coding” and “Live Coding” for openFrameworks,
Processing, Sonic Pi and TidalCycles, etc. are online to be practically used for students and creators.
In this performance, Atsushi Tadokoro will unite the audio and visual stimulus together using Haskell based
live coding library TidalCycles. The application selects a shader animation when detecting the note on the
timing of TidalCycles via OSC, making synchronized complex animations automatically in real-time.
# Mári Mákó (live)
Mári Mákó is a composer and sound artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
In her solo practice she plays with live electronics, which she combines with acoustic sound sources: voice,
amplified instruments and objects. In her performance she is looking for unconventional music practices to
give space for her own compositional processes and she is aiming to challenge the ‘recital form’ of
Along with that she is designing her own performative tools with sensors and self-built oscillators.
Schmitt is a live-electronic music performance. The piece meant to challenge and explore the relationships
between motion, gesture and music. The narrative of the piece is about overcoming existential crisis and
rebirth. The instrumentation is focused on a self-built Schmitt oscillator which sound transformation is the
sonic journey of the piece.
# BEER, the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research (live coding)
BEER, the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research, was founded by Scott Wilson in 2011 as a project
to explore aspects of realtime electroacoustic music making. Particular interests include networked music
performance over ad hoc wi-fi systems, and live coding (programming music in real time using algorithms that
can be altered while they are running). In keeping with post-free jazz developments in improvisation (e.g.
Zorn, Braxton), we create structures in software that impose limitations and formal articulations on the
musical flow (with networked software systems serving as intervention mechanism / arbiter / structural
provocateur par excellence). Musical influences run the gamut from Xenakis to Journey. Past and current
members include Konstantinos Vasilakos, Erik Nyström, Tsun Winston Yeung, Norah Lorway, Tim Moyers, Martin Ozvold, Luca Danieli, Winston
Yeung, Roz Coull, Visa Kuoppala and Scott Wilson.
Performing artists are Scott Wilson, Konstantinos Vasilakos, Erik Nyström and Tsun Winston Yeung.