59 min. 29 sec.


October 29, 2020

Earth to Abigail

#01 - Earth to Abigail: Shelly Knotts

earth to abigail
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About Shelly

Shelly Knotts is an improviser based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, who performs with computers and other humans. Her interest in code, data and networks have lead her down strange and diverse musical paths from electroacoustic composition, through jazz and noise music to Algoraves. 

She experiments with generative and AI techniques and opinionated algorithms to make music. She has performed at numerous Algoraves and other live coding events worldwide, solo and with collaborative projects including algo-pop duo ALGOBABEZ (algo-babes) with Joanne Armitage. 

In 2017 she was a winner of BBC Radiophonic Workshop and PRSF ‘The Oram Awards’ for innovation in sound and music. By day she is a researcher at Durham University working on the research project ‘Musically Intelligent Machines Interacting Creatively’.

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Website: https://shellyknotts.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shelly_knotts