ICLC
ZAL 2021

Evoluciones Convergentes / Convergent Evolutions

International Conference on Live Coding 2021
Valdivia, Chile
ZAL

15-17 Diciembre | 2021 / December 15-17 | 2021

ZAL is for the IATA Code for Valdivia City
The conference will be hosted online – Soon details on the virtual presentation format




“Live coding is one of the most recent expressions of electronic music that manifests itself as a form of computer music in which various aesthetics intersect, ranging from experimental music (electroacoustic, noise or glitch) to various forms of club music (techno, dubstep or ambient among others); although it is a practice that encompasses other artistic expressions such as video or audiovisual production [...]” Albornoz (2019)

According to Roberts and Wakefield (2018), Live coding is manifested in performances in which sound works that are based on a temporal discourse (time-based works) are created through programming performed live at the same time that the same works are executed.

At this moment, there is a growing international community around live coding and related practices and research areas. Coders, artists, researchers, algoravers and a wider audience give life a synergistic movement which trespasses limits and entails people in different ambits, such as art, computer programming, academia and DIY culture, to mention just a few.

Within this ethos, the International Conference on Live Coding has been gathering people producing, researching and spreading these knowledge and practices. The 2021 ICLC version, hosted in Valdivia, Southern Chile, joins this endeavour with the main aim of connecting this world with the emergent, brand new and recent initiatives in our country, creating in this way links with bigger scenes (Argentina, México, Colombia…) in the ‘neighborhood’ and of course all over the globe.

We warmly welcome you to join us in an only online version this year, with the hope of face-to-face meetings for the years hence, maintaining the telematic aspect that has proven to be useful and binding.

ICLC 2021 Team
Alejandro Albornoz, Chair
Christian Oyarzún, Coordinator and local activities chair
Maite García, Communications and design



Albornoz, A. (2019). La preeminencia del concierto en la recepción de obras sonoras creadas mediante Live Coding. En IV Coloquio Pensar/Crear/Investigar en Músicas y Tecnologías, Laboratorio de Fenomenología Corporal y Experiencia Musical de la Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile.

Roberts, C. and G. Wakefield (2018). Tensions and Techniques in Live Coding Performance. In R. T. Dean and A. McLean eds. The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music New York, Oxford University Press. 712.




La International Conference on Live Coding, ICLC 2021, es un proyecto organizado por Toplap Valdivia, financiado por el Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio del Gobierno de Chile y cuenta con el apoyo de la Universidad Austral de Chile, Taller Compartido La Cisne Negro, Fábrica de Medios y Toplap.org