The Live Notation Unit (LNU) takes over the Arnolfini for a day using its spaces as an experimental laboratory in which to combine two radical performance practices: Live Art and Live Coding.
The LNU will approach programming as performance art, performance art notation as code, code as speech, bodies as interpreters, and more.
On the menu are improvisational sound works (where computer code and the artists' bodies become instruments), site-specific time based art works (where notation becomes the 'piece' as opposed to its recording device) and a series of position papers proposing what the LNU's new term "live notation" might signify.
Alex McLean / Brigid Mcleer / Hester Reeve / Dave Griffiths / Kate Sicchio / Geoff Cox / Maria X / Sam Aaron / Andre Stitt / Thor Magnusson / Yuen Fong Ling / Wrongheaded
Live Notation is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. For further information about the project please visit