Alex McLean

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Since 2000 Alex McLean has performed algorithmic and live coded music widely, e.g. performing solo as Yaxu, and as part of CCAI, part of slub, Canute and Epiploke. He also works with Kate Sicchio on the code+dance project Sound Choreographer <> Body Code and have sometimes improvised with xname and Leafcutter John.

He is co-founder of algorithmic dance music promoters algorave, software art repository runme and on-line forum lurk. He is also co-founder of TOPLAP (a temporary organisation for the promotion of live algorithm programming), and have in the past co-founded dorkbotsheffield, and latterly dorkbotlondon.

He completed his PhD thesis “Artist Programmers and Programming Languages for the Arts” in 2011, supervised by Geraint Wiggins within the ISMS group in Goldsmiths, University of London. (2022)

He lives in Sheffield.

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