Canute (alex_and_matt)

Canute (Alex McLean & Matt Yee-King) [GB]

Live coding VS live drumming

Canute is a new live drums vs live coding collaboration between Alex McLean and Matthew Yee-King.

Alex McLean is a musician and researcher based in Yorkshire, UK. He live codes with his Tidal mini-language including as part of Slub (with Dave Griffiths and Adrian Ward), Canute (with Yee-King), the Hession/McLean Duo (with Paul Hession), and Sound Choreography Body Code (with Kate Sicchio). He is co-founder of Algorave, TOPLAP, the AHRC Live Coding Research Network, ChordPunch recordings, and the dorkbotsheffield and dorkbotlondon meetings. Alex completed his PhD thesis “Artist-Programmers and Programming Languages for the Arts” in 2011 at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is now Research Fellow and Deputy Director of ICSRiM in the School of Music, University of Leeds.

Matthew Yee-King is a lecturer in creative computing at Goldsmiths College as well as a computer music composer, performer and researcher. His work covers a range of styles, from the use of agent based live improvisers to more straight ahead electronic music. Recent activities include chairing the workshops at the 2012 supercollider symposium, including a live algorithm hackathon and extensive involvement in the Arts Council funded Music of the Mind project alongside composer Finn Peters. He has been involved in significant public engagement activities, presenting his arts/science crossover projects at Science Festivals around the UK, on national television and radio. He has performed live internationally and nationally as well as recording many sessions for BBC Radio. In the past his solo music has been released on electronic music imprints such as Warp Records and Richard James’ Rephlex Records. Past collaborators include Jamie Lidell, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Finn Peters and Max de Wardener.