October 16


05:30 pm - 09:00 pm

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Brooklyn Research


Brooklyn Research

630 Flushing Avenue 6th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Brooklyn, NY, US, 11206

A no-code-or-music-experience-required introduction to live coding – making music with code – using the open source TidalCycles language. Participants will learn how to install the required software, make rhythmic and melodic patterns in a text editor, select and manipulate sounds, and apply algorithmic transforms to create complex and surprising sonic sculptures. 


Jack Armitage is a PhD Student in the Augmented Instruments Lab, in the Centre for Digital Music at the Queen Mary University of London. He is a Visiting Scholar in the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology in Fall 2017. Jack live codes under the alias Lil Data on the London-based PC Music label and has performed at SXSW, on Hollywood Blvd, around London, and at the Berghain in Berlin. Jack has taught live coding at Goldsmiths University of London, Music Hackspace London, and the Victoria & Albert Museum London. His research is focused on designing embodied crafting tools for digital musical instrument makers.



17:30: Extra installation and launch support

18:00: Installation and launch support

19:00: Introduction to live coding and the Tidal language

20:00: Play and exploration


Introduction – Beginner


Where is Brooklyn Research located?

We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

What do I need to bring?

Please come with your laptop, charger, and headphones.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send us an email at

What’s the refund policy?

Purchases are 100% refundable up until 7 days before the event. If you decide you cannot go after the refund deadline, you can transfer your ticket to someone else but you must let us know by email at