Shift Enter

Shift-Enter Live-Coding Ensemble was founded in 2015 for a performance at Aberdeen University’s May Festival. At the time, the group consisted of four members, Dr. Suk-Jun Kim, Bea Dunsmore, Mark Dunsmore, and Simon Hellewell. Evolving from this, Shift-Enter became a permanent part of the Sonic Arts scene in the music department. Initially, it was reserved solely for MMus Students, particularly those pursuing the Sonic Arts degree, and later expanded to include undergraduates and postgraduates from other disciplines, too. Our current line up, as well as our previous members, can be seen in our Abut Us section.

Going forward, Shift-Enter is evolving from an ensemble into more of an Electronic Music Performance Collective under the same name where many artforms can come together in a melting pot of sonic ideas.

Shift-Enter primarily uses Tidal Cycles as its chosen live coding environment, however, in recent performances Max MSP and Sonic Pi have also featured. Although still rooted in live coding, Shift Enter encompasses a wide range of performance practices and encourages and facilitates the use of many different software packages.

2018 has seen some exciting developments for Shift-Enter. We now meet regularly for peer-led workshops, where we share our knowledge and develop our performance skills as a group. For more information about this series please see the Workshop section of our website.

Shift-Enter are also hosting a monthly concert series, which takes place on the last Tuesday of every month. Each night features a varity of creators, performers, artists, and musicians who get together to try something new in a relaxed and informal setting. For more information on this series, please visit the Enter: section of our website.

We are always eager to welcome any new members so if you feel that Shift-Enter is something that you would like to be a part of then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We hope to see you soon!





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