Live Notation Unit at the Bristol Arnolfini, 27th July 2012

Live artists and live coders, working towards live notation

27th July 2012
Arnolfini, Bristol BS1 4QA

Symposium and performances

The Live Notation Unit (LNU) takes over the Arnolfini for a day using its spaces as an experimental laboratory in which to combine two radical performance practices: Live Art and Live Coding.

The LNU will approach programming as performance art, performance art notation as code, code as speech, bodies as interpreters, and more.

On the menu are improvisational sound works (where computer code and the artists’ bodies become instruments), site-specific time based art works (where notation becomes the ‘piece’ as opposed to its recording device) and a series of position papers proposing what the LNU’s new term “live notation” might signify.

Bringing together Sam Aaron, Geoff Cox, Yuen Fong Ling, Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean, Brigid Mcleer, Thor Magnusson, Click Nilson, Hester Reeve, Kate Sicchio, Andre Stitt, Maria X, and Matthew Yee-King.

For more information and a preliminary programme, please the Live Notation Unit website:

Live Notation is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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