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Belisha Beacon is Belgian electronic artist Dorien Schampaert (Leeds, UK). Since 2016, she live codes minimal techno through slowly evolving loops using the coding languages ixi lang and FoxDot, exploring the musicality of algorithms. In performances, her music is at times raw and bleak, other times rich in depth and textures, but always thumping — the perfect gateway sound into the strange world of Algorave.
Bandcamp Daily describes Beacon's tape release This Is Fine (2017) as "layering brisk plinky riffs, glassy beats, and insistent rhythms into one dizzying mix, making it as ideal for meditative headphone listening as for cutting loose at an Algorave."
She has performed in clubs and at festivals across the UK and northern Europe, including BlueDot festival and the 2017 Berlin Transmediale, and her work is currently featured in the Open Codes exhibition at the ZKM Museum for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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