Talks & Workshops

LiveCoding artists will provide insight into their tools and working methods.


  • about 14:00 Domenico Cipriani
  • about 14:45 Damian T. Dziwis
  • about 15:15 Roger Pibernat
  • about 16:15 Timo Hoogland
  • and (maybe) about 18:00 via Zoom Norah Lorway

The Pool – Art and Exhibition Space
Tersteegenstraße 61-63, Düsseldorf (Backyard, down the stairs)
Door: 14:00 
Free entry

There are limited places available. Laptop required.
Please register:


IN Detail


A minimal and human-readable language for the live coding of algorithmic electronic audiovisual performances.


Animatron: live coding visual poetry
Animatron is a live coding environment for visuals, creating collages with animations and image sequences rather than shaders. It’s to visuals what a sampler is to music.
It has an embeded code editor, but it’s controlled via OSC and MIDI, allowing to be played remotely and collectively.


The LiveCoding Package for Pharo
The LiveCoding Package for Pharo has been designed to allow music programming on-the-fly in Pharo. Inspired by principle of economy, iconicity, and polysemy and integrating Godfried T. Toussaint research on the geometry of musical rhythm of the world, the LiveCoding Package takes advantage of Pharo processes, inheritances and easiness to create new classes and methods.


Scorch (
Scorch is a new domain specific music programming language designed by the authors, with the intention of being an accessible entry point for those not experienced in traditional programming languages. Initially used for algorithmic composition as a MIDI generating VST plugin, Scorch is also being used for live coding and a variety of media computing applications. Scorch incorporates various AI implementations meant to assist users with various musical and computing tasks. Amongst these include an AI collaborator called Autopia (Lorway et al 2021) which allows for collaboration with AI and human performers in live coding contexts. Autopia was designed by the present authors to explore the three-way interaction between AI, human performer, and audience — the AI uses an evolutionary algorithm seeded with human-written code and guided by live audience feedback. Originally developed for use with SuperCollider, a version of Autopia has been developed for use with Scorch to provide collaborative human-AI musical coding experience. In this talk, we describe Scorch and Autopia with a focus on the design decisions that go towards our aims of making the tools accessible to a wider range of users of varying skill levels in terms of both programming and music production.


Genuine AI Music thanks to Live Coding
Artificial intelligence has become an integral part of our daily lives. The intervals between reports about the next revolutionary AI system are getting shorter and shorter. Meanwhile, these systems have taken over creative work, and while creators fear for their professional futures, critics argue about allegedly false attributions of autonomy and creativity to such systems.
In his research and artistic work, Damian T. Dziwis deals with the development of such autonomous and creative AI systems, and sees particular potential in autonomous live coding agents.