An Algorave is a party where electronic music is generated live from algorithms. The word was coined around 2012, initially as a kind of joke, but has since taken hold with Algoraves taking place in over 40 cities around the world.
At an Algorave, the creation of algorithms are brought into the experience of the music itself. This process is opened up by projecting the code on screens in the venue, so audience members can see how the music they hear is being made. This is often complimented by algorithmically generated visuals projected alongside the code.
"coding as improvisation and experiment, [in] a dark room with bass-heavy speakers" - The Wire magazine “redefining what it means to create music with a laptop” - Mixmag "these are not pristine algorithms, they're built live, for a crowd" - Wired magazine