Algorave at 42 Berlin

On Thursday 27th April, the 42 Berlin learning spaceship invites you in to experience a live-coded musical and visual performance by Alexandra Cárdenas. Starting at 19:00 on the 42 Berlin campus (Harzerstrasse 42, Neukölln), the event will be free to attend but RSVP is required. Expect code to take us on a journey through soundscapes of experimental techno and visuals.

Where Code and Electronic Music Meet

Join us on 27th April @ 19:00


Algorave is a beautiful example of creative coding, where artists use algorithmic elements to create live-coded audio and visual performances in real time. The audience has access to the artist’s creative process and can truly observe the way in which code can act as a backbone of artistic expression.


On Thursday 27th April we invite Alexandra Cárdenas, a renowned live-coder in her field, to join us for an evening of Algorave. We will show the creativity that can be harnessed by code, and provide much needed inspiration for female coders and musicians alike.


Alexandra has performed at 42 Berlin in the past and stirred up a new love for such an art within our community. Read more about the event here. We now extend the invitation to those who are not yet part of the 42 community.


The event is free to attend, but RSVP through EventBrite is required.


In May, 42 Berlin will be hosting an Algorave Workshop where you can learn how to start live-coding yourself, so let this concert inspire you to dip your toes in.


The Evening’s Agenda – 27th April 

18:45 Doors Open

19:20 Final Entry

19:30 Algorave Concert

20:30 Beers in Cafe

21:30 End




11th May

Algorave Workshop

Do you want to learn how the basics of live-coding music?

On Thursday 11th May at 6pm, Alexandra Cárdenas will be walking participants through the fundamentals of the art of Algorave in this 1.5 hour workshop on the 42 Berlin campus.

Workshop is free to attend, but RSVP below is required.

This is one not to be missed.


The Artist

Alexandra Cárdenas is a composer / programmer / improviser / live coder whose work focuses on the algorithmic behaviour of music, and the exploration of musicality within code.


Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Alexandra studied Composition at the Los Andes University in the city, and went onto complete a Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Master’s Degree at Universität der Künste, Berlin. Besides her live-coded music works, she has composed contemporary pieces for orchestra, ensembles, and soloists, and worked with theatre companies in Mexico, Belgium, and Germany. She is a core member of the international algorave community and performs worldwide using the live coding platforms SuperCollider and TidalCycles.


With a background in classical music, Alexandra felt the need to move to open source software to liberate her work “aesthetically and technically from consumerism.” On the live-coding community in Mexico-city, where Alexandra has organised two festivals, she says: “Live coders are quite an inclusive and transparent community, and this is very important in such a troubled country with so much discrimination against women, and with such racial and other social issues. It opens a safe space to create. This is the hacker philosophy. And generally speaking, the mix of artists and hackers tend to be a happy mix.”


Find Alexandra on IG: @tiemposdelruido

Find Alexandra on Discogs here

42 Berlin. Who are we?

42 Berlin is a tuition-free programming school that accepts students from all backgrounds, with or without previous coding experience. Through a unique gamified and hands-on learning approach, students learn from and with their peers by collaborating on projects and earning experience points to progress through different levels – all without professors or textbooks.


42 Wolfsburg/Berlin is based on the educational paradigm of École 42, which was founded in France in 2013. The main goal was to develop a learning method that trains highly qualified digital specialists in order to counter the shortage of skilled tech workers in France. Then, in August 2020, movers and shakers from the Volkswagen Group, the city of Wolfsburg, and local businesses decided to bring the educational concept to Germany as well. Thus, 42 Wolfsburg was born. At the same time, another 42 campus was founded in the city of Heilbronn, where it’s supported by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. In 2022, a third campus opened in Berlin.

Join us at 19:00 on Thursday 27th April 2023 for Alexandra Cárdenas’ Algorave at 42 Berlin.