I’m Alex and this is my blag.

I live in Sheffield, UK.

I perform solo as Yaxu.

I’m a researcher at Deutsches Museum, Munich on the PENELOPE project, and collaborate as a generalist with FoAM Kernow.

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.

I made the TidalCycles live coding environment.

You can see more of what I’m up to on my list of projects, and list of events.

You can contact me by emailing (my first name)@slab.org . I’m also on facebook, twitter and on the toplap slack as yaxu.

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