Rodrigo Velasco
yectocsalev@gmail.com

* / - yecto (live coding) / veería (graphisme portfolio) / sounds / algorave / toplap / onfcopoe

Rodrigo Velasco is a Mexican Graphic Designer, Visual Artist and Live Coder currently based in Montréal. Rodrigo is interested in explore and create audiovisual experiences through different interrelations between sound and image through writing algorithms in the context of live and creative coding. On the other hand Rodrigo is working as Web and Graphic Designer. He created his own Graphic Design Lab called 'veería' that involves experimental ways to design from paper to algorithms and vice versa. He is live coding audiovisual sets as part of the 'Algorave' community across the world under the alias 'yecto'. And he is organizing occasional meetings through 'onfcopoe', an open group and an online laboratory that seeks to exploit sensitive and uncertain ways that reflect, express or cross the poetics of live coding.

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Nowadays:

Montréal 2016/2017 - Algo Rítmico by Ab Rah, Arturo Waldo, Jason Levine, Marc Egg Matatya, Vieux Neant and yecto.

All rythms and most synths in this album were live coded during the production process. We sampled tracks from our Winter 2016 Solstice annual giga-improv where live coder Jason Levine (New-York) meets Marc Egg Matatya (Montréal) with special collaboration by yecto (Mexico, D.F.), and slam poets Arturo Waldo (Mexico, D.F.), and Ab Rah (Montaren-et-Saint-Mediers). Mix and Production were made by Vieux Neant @ Studio House of Cards

Semblanza viva:

23/01/17 - TR-808 in Mixmag - Welcome to the Algorave movement, mixed by Yaxu

My track TR-808, a tribute to the oldschool drum machine, appeared in this awesome mix, made by Yaxu, also you can read an interesting article published in 'mixmag' about Algorave network, live coding, DIY, etc.

21/01/17 - Live coding (yecto) + Live electro (Marc Matatya and Vieux Néant) @ L'Escalier, Montréal

I made a from the scratch live coding set in L'Escalier, probably the first live coding performance in that amazing and legendary place located in the heart of Montréal, also Marc Egg Matatya and Vieux Néant made amazing live electro and impro sets.

09/01/17 - Mil988 @ Algorave Montréal

Algorave landed for the first time in Montréal. Different interesting projects from Mexico City, USA, Vancouver and MTL, including Kindohm, Norah Lorway, Spednar, Mil988 (Arturo Waldo + yecto), Illest Preacha + Marc Egg Matatya and Vieux Néant created live coded, live electro + algorithmically rave sounds and visuals for your pleasure.

21/12/16 - Web game 'Children of the world without racism'.

A collaborative Christmas gift created by the oldschool painter Romeo Ríos + drawings by errrores and web + graphic design by me.

12/12/16 - Interactive web for Mil988 by veería.

A graffiti inspired algorithm is adding noise to translate ellipses, painting live our web page.

15/10/16 - algotriste, yecto @ Algorave ICLC 2016

I presented 'algotriste' in Hamilton, as part of the last International Conference on Live Coding 2016, algotriste is a live coding audiovisual performance looking forward to create through sad noises, slow, broken and nostalgic Algorave overtones, a continuous vibrant, but dead feeling over the dancefloor.

15/10/16 yecto - live coding visuals to Mico Rex @ Algorave ICLC 2016

I shared with the marvelous Mico Rex in the Hammer!

12/10/16 - TidalCycles 'birds of a feather' workshop - Mike Hodnick, Scott Fradkin, Alex McLean and Rodrigo Velasco @ ICLC 2016

I had the enormous honour of be part of 'birds of feather' in which I learned a lot from Alex, Scott and Mike, but also had the opportunity to share a talk - demo of 's2hs2' that was about an interface between Processing and TidalCycles to live code the behaiviour of previously created visual stuff, I talked about the main paths in my experience (alien alphabets, visual poems, live code visuals and graphic design) also, I invited all the people involved in the workshop to live code through 's2hs2', also you are invited!, click here.

14/10/16 - Rodrigo Velasco: Poetics of Live Coding through s2hs2

Very happy I was part of the Session #12: Short Papers chaired by Scott Wilson in the ICLC 2016, I presented some images while I talked about the prehistory of 's2hs2' and the possible futures of it, also I live coded some visual patterns, playing and explaining how s2hs2 is actually working. The focus of the paper is to highlight the origin of the interface, which is strongly linked with poetic doing, and also look at some approaches and/or departures from, I'm exploring and invite those interested to live code it.

August 2016 - Astr. en R.I.P. de Editorial Merma

Thanks to Merma crew, specially to 'Mono' who invited me to collaborate in Read In Peace, the new zine of Merma Editorial, made in Guadalajara and was intervened by Samia Farah, Biophillick, Inari Reséndiz, Aldo Alvarez Tostado, Rojo Cordova, yecto and Paloma Patlán, printed by El Chino, Dani y Miguel, assembled by m e r m a + Fabi, Ale, Luis, Robe, Mari y Yulis. In words of the crew Astr. became a kind of smallpox for R.I.P.

October 2016 - Mapping in 'Escuela Superior de Música' as part of SEMIMUTICAS

As part of SEMIMUTICAS I collaborated with Karen del Valle and Jaime Lobato to make a mapping in a really nice building of the 'Escuela Superior de Música' in Mexico City. It was really nice we intervened some wall texture photos and write some audioreactive shapes that broke the real wall texture.

September 2016 - yecto - live coding visuals to SNRNG in Format.DF

Excited to collaborate with SNRNG and be part of the Format.DF the biggest chiptune festival in Latin America, an independent effort that brings together in one place local and international artists. 8bit music has grown exponentially thanks to 1L8B and Colectivo Chipotle. So, I made a Processing sketch with some audioreactive grids and forms to live code through TidalCycles and interact with SNRNG retro computer obtained trippy soundscapes.

September 2016 - Taglitch

Last September I was selected by Animasivo, to join Gif Me Space, with the idea of taking out the gif of the web, the gifs was projected on the facade of a legendary ex convent, called "Ex Teresa Arte Actual", in the public space of the Historic Center of Mexico City.

09/09/2016 - yecto @ Algorave Transpiksel

I performed as yecto, it was special because was organized by Algorave in collaboration with Transpiksel MX, so we invited people to experience an audiovisual free, libre, open source technologies party, it was in Salón Numantina, a really mythic cantina in the south of Mexico City. The lineup was really amazing and composed by mapSide, Maite Cajaraville, Gysle Frøysland, Tito Romero, D1-66.er, dexasismundi, Emilio Ocelotl, Kernel Panic, Eduardo Melendez, etc.

September 2016 - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - yecto live coded remix

I made this remix of Lou Rawls, a tribute to Elamed, all live coded in TidalCycles.

27/08/2016 - Terrmutare - Salón Abierto

I was part of Salón Abierto, an initiative project to fund artistic works that involves the use of technology in Mexico City, I collaborated with 3 talented and appreciated folks, Malitzin Cortés, Rodrigo Torres and César García, so, we made 'Terrmutare' an installation, that suggests to be derived by those who momentarily inhabit it, we created some algorithmic visuals and sounds, synched with proximity sensors placed on 17 doorframes.

18/08/2016 - yect collaborating with Profe James to live code visuals for URSS Bajo el Árbol @ El Zócalo

Live coding visuals through s2hs2, controlling previously created illustrations by Profe James, in the main plaza of Mexico City.

12/08/2016 - El Principio - FoeMe

Last year I collaborated with FoeMe to develop some live codeable visuals for his ten anniversary show in Mexico City, this video, is part of the visuals I developed to 'El Principio', then FoeMe invited me to record my visuals and release a video. This was an incredible experience, because FoeMe is one of my favorite DIY local bands.

08/08/2016 - TR-808

A brief tribute in the middle of the night for the TR-808, all live coded through TidalCycles.

06/08/2016 - yecto @ Algorave en El 77

I performed as yecto and organized this Algorave in Mexico City, it was fun and full of a really nice non-live coders and live coders crowd, the line up was amazing, integrated by EHO, Tito Romero, Kernel Panic, MapSphere, yect, CHEMA64, {D1([6, 6].er)}, CNDSD and Black Hole.

July 2016 - Mapping to Sony Showroom as part of Interactive.do

I collaborated and learned from the incredible interactive.do crew while I developed an audioreactive and generative mapping, with some videos of MapSide plus algorithms and the kindly support of Eduardo H. Obieta.

July 2016 - azetsirt, yecto

09/07/2016 - yecto @ Algorave en El Laberinto Cultural Santa María la Ribera

I performed as yecto in this Algorave in Mexico City, it was a blast!, and the line up was integrated by RGGTRN, yect, .dm and Furenku.

10/06/2016 - workshop Live coding in TidalCycles, SuperDirt, s2hs2

Had a great time sharing how to setup and live code through TidalCycles at the interactive.do studio in Mexico.

18/05/2016 - ERREOPEO + yecto @ 'EN COMÚN'

Nice experience collaborating with ERREOPEO improvising and crossing our different processes to make some meditative soundscapes.

October 2015 - live coding visuals for 'Electrofolk' by Tito Romero @ La Habitación del Ruido

13/07/2015 - vida breve, tristeTren @ ICLC 2015

September 2014 - otú @ Simposio Internacional de Música y Código /* vivo */ 2014

August 2014 - fax + yex, tito ' café, zines y live coding en la Cafeleería

A really enjoyable live coding session, making sounds and visuals with Valerie Faxtar, also Tito Romero presented an old school from the scratch live coding set.

September 2014 - otú @ Simposio Internacional de Música y Código /* vivo */ 2014

Julio 2011 - DVERMEVELA, live coding and digital video by 'cartero sin cartas'