An interview with musician and live coder Heavy Lifting.

Heavy Lifting is a musician and live coder who makes sound art and electronic music across a range of genres, from black metal to techno. In this interview, we’d like to talk about her practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way she copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Behind the Screens performance of Heavy Lifting

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

My first encounter with live coding was via a women-only SuperCollider workshop led by…


An interview with composer Jia Liu.

Jia Liu is a composer of both instrumental and electronic music. Sometimes, she performs by herself, but mostly together with other musicians. In this interview, we’d like to talk about her practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way she copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Jia Liu’s Behind The Screens performance

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

Without knowing that it was “live coding” live coding, it was around 2015/16 in the SuperCollider class with…


An interview with coder and researcher Nesso.

Francesco Corvi, also known as Nesso, is an artistic researcher who uses programming as a creative and performative tool. In this interview, we’d like to talk about his practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way he copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Nesso’s Behind The Screens performance

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

My interest in coding as a performative practice began while I was attending a conservatory in Italy. At that time I was…


An interview with musician and live coder Alfonsofonso.

Alfonsofonso is a musician and live coder, interested in many types of art. In this interview, we’d like to talk about his practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way he copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Alfonsofonso’s Behind The Screens performance
  1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration (may also be outside of the live coding practice)?

Technically my first encounter was 35 years ago when I typed “BEEP (any number)” in my Spectrum 48K and got…


An interview with composer and live coder Eloi el Bon Noi.

Eloi el Bon Noi is a composer and live coder, interested in new forms of music and psychoanalysis. In this interview, we’d like to talk about his practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way he copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Eloi el Bon Noi’s Behind The Screens performance

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

A friend of mine kept pressing me to try SuperCollider and code music while I was studying music composition (I…


An interview with live coder Patrick Borgeat.

Patrick Borgeat is a live coding artist who creates music and visuals. In this interview, we’d like to talk about his practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way he copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Patrick Borgeat’s live coded performance

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

In my study years at the Institute for Music Informatics and Musicology (IMWI) at University of Music in Karlsruhe I was lucky that Julian Rohrhuber and Alberto de Campo…


An interview with electronic musician Luka Prinčič.

Luka Prinčič is a musician who creates music in various forms and contexts. In this interview, we’d like to talk about his practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way he copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Luka Prinčič Behind The Screens performance
  1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

I had the privilege to see Alex McLean in 2002 performing at a small open-mic-for-laptops kind of event in London (Plug and Play at Public Life) where he…


An interview with electronic music composer Alexandra Cárdenas.

Alexandra Cárdenas is a composer specializing in computer music, focusing mostly on algorithmic music and live coded performances. In this interview, we’d like to talk about her practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way she copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Alexandra Cárdenas’ Behind The Screens performance

1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

My first encounter with live coding was in the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City where I was learning SuperCollider


An interview with Maja Kraljič, webdevloper and live coder.

Maja Kraljič is a webdeveloper who has started exploring livecoding during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, we’d like to talk about her practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way she copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Maja Kraljič Behind The Screens performance
  1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration (may also be outside of the live coding practice)?

Years ago, while I was becoming more and more interested in open source software, I came across Sonic…


An interview with electronic musician Digital Selves.

Lizzie (Digital Selves) is an electronic musician who makes music by livecoding. In this interview, we’d like to talk about her practices and tools, as well as work in the community and the way she copes with the radical and drastic changes in their practice resulting from the corona crisis.

Digital Selves live coded performance
  1. What was your first encounter with live coding and what are your sources of inspiration?

My very first encounter with live coding as most people know it was fellow live-coder Joanne Armitage rocking up to a house party with a Waldorf synth and Supercollider and…

Creative Coding Utrecht

Creative Coding Utrecht is a community driven platform that stimulates digital creativity and creative coding as artistic practice. www.creativecodingutrecht.nl

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