publication . Article . 2018

Cyclic Patterns of Movement Across Weaving, Epiplokē and Live Coding

Alex McLean; Giovanni Fanfani; Ellen Harlizius-Klück;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 Nov 2018 Journal: Dancecult, volume 10, issue 1, pages 5-30 (eissn: 19475403, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Griffith University
This article hosts an interdisciplinary exploration of cyclic rhythmic structures, bringing together historical references to ground understanding of algorithmic electronic dance music, and in particular the algorave movement. The role of pattern in uniting dance, music and language is investigated in the ancient practice of weaving, in ancient Greek choral lyric, and contemporary live coding. In this context the TidalCycles environment is introduced, with some visual and audio examples. Cyclic metrical patterns in ancient Greek are then explored in detail, particularly the metrical transformations of Epiplokē. Finally, this jump between contemporary and ancient...
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free text keywords: Epiploke, Pattern, Live coding, Weaving, Algorave, Epiplokē, epiplokē; pattern; live coding; weaving; algorave, lcsh:Music, lcsh:M1-5000, Visual arts, Ancient Greek, language.human_language, language, Electronic dance music, Rhythm, Dance, Choir, History
Funded by
A study of weaving as technical mode of existence
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 682711
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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