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Algorithm as Ritual: Tidiane Thiam, The Dreamliners, African Imperial Wizard

Mar 12, 2024: 2pm - 3pm
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Produced by Patrick Quinn.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Ritual Music
Tidiane Thiam – Djatasoun
Ugandan Speed Trials – Untitled 1 (Regis Mix)
Prurient – The Mixing of Mother’s Blood
The Dreamliners – Just Me and You
Moussa Tchingou – Derhan
Carrier – Fathom
African Imperial Wizard – Cetshwayo kaMpande
Tidiane Thiam – Minuit
T-Model Ford – Chicken Head Man
Trip Shrubb – Bärgmusüik
Bill Orcutt – At a Distance
Human Inferno – At War
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble
Tidiane Thiam – Hommage a Toumani Diabaté
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Ritual Music

a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.

“Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.”
―John Cage

“In the wake of digital colonisation, increasingly intricate algorithms scout for patterns in the data we generate. The ever-expanding archive not only reflects our values and society—it shapes new cultures, behaviours, and beliefs. We posit that future rituals and algorithms can be rehearsed through performing arts, and propose an intervention that is part discussion, part social experiment, and strives to explore the combined functionalities.”
—Diana Alina Serbanescu and Régis Lemberthe

What are the conditions that make an event possible? "Algorithm as Ritual" is a project that not only explores this question, but also, seeks to challenge the discourse surrounding human-machine collaboration. The playlists for the show are created using a variety of chance operations; primarily, I rely on the prescriptions of a computer program (written in Python) that randomly outputs links to music files/excerpts from an eclectic and continuously growing archive that I maintain. I search far and wide for music, from dusty crates in record stores to the immense flea market that is the Internet. My searching for music and use of chance operations are both components of a generative system—what some might also call a psychogeographic ritual.
–Patrick Quinn

  • Aurogeny (octet) / Ben Ricther
  • Clockwork of the Heavens / Brian Dewan
  • Ritual Music / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
  • Djatasoun / Tidiane Thiam
  • Untitled 1 (Regis Mix) / Ugandan Speed Trials
  • The Mixing Of Mother's Blood / Prurient
  • Just Me and You / The Dreamliners
  • Derhan / Moussa Tchingou
  • FATHOM / Carrier
  • Cetshwayo kaMpande / African Imperial Wizard
  • Minuit / Tidiane Thiam
  • Chicken Head Man / T-Model Ford
  • Bärgmusüik / Trip Shrubb
  • At a distance / Bill Orcutt
  • Babylon Cookie Jar a Crumble / Lee Perry
  • Hommage a Toumany Diabate / Tidiane Thiam