Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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The Network Music Festival will run 24 hours a day 15-18th July 2020 to present a diverse programme of performances from artists at locations around the globe. We have the following concerts planned as part of our 2020 online performance programme.

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Wednesday 15th July

1100-1300 : PERFORMANCE-WORKSHOP // UpStage


هي Heya // Fragments | Utterings | Coded Distance | Rafa & Timo // Hello, off-world! | Colectivo Cuatrimoto // Baquema | SynthBeats | Energy Vampire // A day, Any Day, and Everyday | Metalogue and Emily Bailey Visuals // How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Network| Tiri Kananuruk // You Are 99% Likely to See this Show 

Thursday 16th July


Rob King // SenTENSes | Fulya Uçanok and Serkan Sevilgen // The Curtain and Beyond | Gerard Roma // Map Mop | Women in Space // Kitchen Space: Body, Smell, Sounds, Senses and Memories in Performance

1800-1900 : Le Bureau Polyphonique Moderne // Imaginary Soundtrack

1900-2200 : MIMIC New Works

We’re happy to be teaming up with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) funded MIMIC project, who are developing a web platform for the artistic exploration of musical machine listening and learning, for a special concert of new works developed with MIMIC tools. The performances in this event will use MIMIC tools including the MIMIC web platform and machine learning libraries, the Sema playground for live coding language design, or the MMLL library for musical machine listening in the browser.

Hernani Villaseñor // STX | Local Code, for Local People| Louis McCallum and Gabriel Vigliensoni // LoverDre84 | Vigliensoni // Rhythmic Explorations in Latent Spaces | Chaosprint // QuaverSeries | Alexandre Rangel // liquid-politics | Roger Pibernat // Fmous | Iván Paz // paramix

2200-0000 : GIASO Part IV

Friday 17th July


Camposónico | UHM // Ce Xiuh In Amatl: A Live coded Documentary on/in Time | Brasilia Laptop Orchestra (BSBLOrk) // Covid-19 Genomic Impromptus | Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra (SCLOrk) // Genetically Modified Orchestra | Marcel Zaes // #OtherBeats | Modality


Andamio // MEMORIAS | Anna Xambó // A Live Coding Exploration of How the Network Sounds | Floop Jam | Brain Dead Ensemble | Electroacoustical Poetical Society // Olivier’s Birds | Trust is a One Way Street


Hindustabic Electronica // Socially Distant, Musically Intimate | Erin Gee and Jen Kutler // Presence | Wendy Reid // Ambient Bird-Online: Birds without Borders | You’re Not the Only Particle in Universe | The MIDI_CAN // MUSIC_CAN | Concert for Computer Network | Illest Preacha & Rambling Intellect // Preacha DRAWS and Rambla Speaks | Naga Mas // Golden Dragons Go Online

2200-0300 : NMF x TOPLAP MX VR Algorave

A special Algorave which will be hosted in an online VR environment designed by TOPLAP Mexico.

Algorave is a global movement in algorithmic dance music which typically involves live coding music and visuals. The coding interface is normally projected for the audience. This algroave explores how to bring networked algorithms to the dancefloor, including live coding as well as other means of making algorithms visible and club-friendly.

The performers at this event are:

EleKtroPeT the Glitcher | violentemres | nu||beat | David Cr0wl3y | Codenobi and Wookie | voodoochild/ | Pietro Bapthysthe | La Salpicodera | The Yorkshire Programming Ensemble (TYPE) | BitKidS

Saturday 18th July


Society for Nontrivial Pursuits // HyperDisCo | SuperContinent | Null-state // Meditation. Dystopia. | Oceanic “Datanimism” | Electrowar // Flux | beepblip & Luka Prinčič


Gomez-Peressen // Cope:code | Ladyz in Noyz // A Document of Mutual Isolation | Veiled Borders | Derek Worthington’s Lossy Codecs | ITP Weather Band // First Day of Summer | Pablo Riera // Human and Artificial Friends | Planète Concrète // Ad Hoc Sonic Routing

2200-0300 : NMF x TOPLAP Berlin Algorave

A special Algorave to launch the brand new Toplap Berlin VR space in Mozilla Hubs.

An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques. Algoraves can include a range of styles, including a complex form of minimal techno, and the the movement has been described as a meeting point of hacker philosophy, geek culture, and clubbing. At an algorave, the computer musician may not be the main point of focus for the audience and instead, attention maybe centered on a screen that displays live coding, that is the process of writing source code, so the audience can not just dance or listen to the music generated by the source code but also to see the process of programming.

The performers at this event are:

Redes De Nadie | αℓõm | Codie | Caider | Aleksandr Yakunichev & Violetta Postnova | Atsushi Tadokoro | hellocatfood+mxwx+The Animalizer | IGnoto | RAW | Royal Laptop Squad | | Alo x digital selves