Live Music in Mixed Realities



Live Music, Mixed Reality


“code_ixj” is the XR extension of Byrke Lou’s “code_xi” live performance series. “code_xi” is a performance series of live coded algorithmic music that analyzes how algorithms will influence our future world. The algorithms create the structure of the music, which does not follow traditional patterns and beats. The performers are humans moving along the algorithms and exploring how humans will move along future algorithmic virtual worlds. “code_ixj” is a version of “code_xi” performed in a mixed reality space. The version shown here was performed within VRChat for the “SXSW Online XR 2021” edition. Visitors can join the experience from all over the world via a virtual character in virtual reality.

The “code_ixj” live set consists of minimalistic, avant-garde live-coded electronic music. Visitors, who enter the experience
from all over the world, can talk to each other and enjoy “code_ixj’s” virtual landscape along the dancey and dreamy set.
“Code had a heart, maybe even a soul, when Lou scanned for life and structures within independent and interacting systems.”
The Austin Chronicle, March 14, 2019

“code_ixj”  is yet another way of bringing performances into a mixed reality context. This time for the large, international audience at SXSW.