I’m Alex and this is my blag.
I am a research and teaching fellow in the School of Music, University of Leeds, and associate researcher of FoAM Kernow.
I live in Sheffield, UK.
I perform solo as Yaxu.
I am one third of the live coding band slub, and half each of the spam-pop band Silicone Bake (with Jake Harries), algorave duo algorithmic yorkshire (with Ash Sagar), the Hession/McLean Duo (with Paul Hession) and Canute (with Matthew Yee-King). I also work with Kate Sicchio on the code+dance project Sound Choreographer <> Body Code and have sometimes improvised with such good folks as xname and Leafcutter John.
My solo Peak Cut EP was released on Computer Club in 2015.
I completed my PhD thesis “Artist Programmers and Programming Languages for the Arts” in late 2011, supervised by Geraint Wiggins within the ISMS group in Goldsmiths.
I’m co-founder of ChordPunch, an on-line record label promoting algorithmic music, and also event promoters algorave, software art repository runme and on-line forum lurk. I’m also co-founder of TOPLAP (a temporary organisation for the promotion of live algorithm programming), co-organiser of dorkbotsheffield, and latterly dorkbotlondon.
I’m a trustee of Access Space, a charity working in the area of free digital culture in Sheffield.
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