Algorithmic Pattern Club 1

  • Venue: Access Space at Event Central, 26 Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE (opp. Marks and Spencer)
  • Time: 6pm-8pm, Weds 28th September 2022
  • Cost: Free, but please sign up here so we know how many to expect, and can let you know of any last-minute changes!

A meetup for people interested in ‘algorithmic patterns’, in live coding and other creative practices.

For this first meet we’ll take a beginner-friendly look at TidalCycles, the free/open source live coding environment for live coding and algorithmic music, and in particular the newly released version 1.9. The session will be lead by Alex McLean, the instigator of the TidalCycles project.

Feel free to bring a laptop to get hands-on with TidalCycles. Please try to install TidalCycles in advance, but help will be on hand if you have problems getting it going!

We’ll also take a quick look at Strudel, a port of TidalCycles for the web browser.


  • 5:30pm - set up - feel free to come early and help set out chairs, set up projector etc!
  • 6pm - arrive, casual hellos and welcome, help with Tidal installation woes
  • 6:30pm - talk/demo and hands-on activity
  • 8pm - wrap-up and tidy up
  • 8:30pm - lock up

sign up here


The venue has step-free access, and accessible toilet facilities.

Code of conduct

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. This applies both in person or via online media. Please check the full code of conduct here.