Mechanical Techno & Live Coding set

Live performances using both Mechanical Techno and live coding (with TidalCycles) together. Each of the systems runs independently and is synchronised by ear; effectively like a DJ set with two turntables, except one of them is a rotating mechanical sequencer and the other is a text-based sample sequencer.

The intention for this set is to make something a bit more flexible to play live, allowing for longer, more dancefloor focused gigs. Musically the set references UK Garage, techno, acid and hardcore/rave.

I use a webcam pointing at the turntable, overlaid with the text from the coding program, to illustrate the process.  Image above: performing the set for Mutek festival, Buenos Aires, 2018.

Below: recording of the first iteration of the set at a rave in Abergavenny, Wales, 2018.

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