Live coding does not run by a common notation, and the instruments for it are hidden in the computer’s command lines. As a fairly new art form, it’s also an umbrella term that encompasses a fusion of electronic music, visuals, improvisation and live performance. A live coder composes music or visuals and creates an event in front of your very eyes. You can dance or sit or simply allow yourself to become immersed in it all.
The live coding community values shared authorship, open-source and free software, the collaboration between different approaches and a collective atmosphere. For this occasion, the meeting will take place in a hybrid form: on servers and live streams from the venue of osmo/za in the heart of Ljubljana, the new algopolis of live coding.
interactive installation by Bruno Gola
on-the-fly is a project to promote Live Coding practice, a performative technique focused on writing algorithms in real-time so that the one who writes is part of the algorithm. Live coding is mainly used to produce music or images but it extends beyond that. Our objectives are: supporting knowledge exchange between communities, engaging with critical reflections, promoting free and open-source tools and bringing live coding to new audiences. The project, running from 10/2020 to 09/2022 and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, is led by Hangar Barcelona in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Creative Coding Utrecht and Ljubljana’s Ljudmila.
Concept and production: Dare Pejić
Organisational and production team: Luka Frelih, Robert Mohorič, Dare Pejić, Anže Zorman
Public relations: Tjaša Pureber
Graphic design: Maruša Račič
Proofreading (Slovene): Nataša Martina Pintarič
Proofreading (English): Jana Renée Wilcoxen
Technical support: Valter Udovičić, Luka Frelih
Photo: Katja Goljat, Matjaž Rušt
Participating: Nina Dragičević, Bruno Gola, Luka Prinčič, Giovanni Mori, et al.
Sponsor: Cockta (Atlantic Trade)
Co-production: osmo/za, Radio Študent
Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory