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Cyclic Patterns of Movement Across Weaving, Epiplokē and Live Coding

Mc Lean, Alex; Fanfani, Giovanni; Harlizius-Klück, Ellen

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  "DOI": "10.12801/1947-5403.2018.10.01.01", 
  "container_title": "Dancecult. Journal of Electronic Music Dance Culture", 
  "title": "Cyclic Patterns of Movement Across Weaving, Epiplok\u0113 and Live Coding", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This article hosts an interdisciplinary exploration of cyclic rhythmic structures, bringing<br>\ntogether historical references to ground understanding of algorithmic electronic dance<br>\nmusic, and in particular the algorave movement. The role of pattern in uniting dance,<br>\nmusic and language is investigated in the ancient practice of weaving, in ancient Greek<br>\nchoral lyric, and contemporary live coding. In this context the TidalCycles environment is<br>\nintroduced, with some visual and audio examples. Cyclic metrical patterns in ancient Greek<br>\nare then explored in detail, particularly the metrical transformations of Epiplok\u0113. Finally,<br>\nthis jump between contemporary and ancient practice leads us to consider algorave itself<br>\nas a Luddite movement, its proponents engaged in an unravelling of technology.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Mc Lean, Alex"
      "family": "Fanfani, Giovanni"
      "family": "Harlizius-Kl\u00fcck, Ellen"
  "page": "5-30", 
  "volume": "10", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "issue": "1", 
  "id": "1548969"
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