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Shelly Knotts

Shelly is a data-musician who presents live-coded and network music internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans. She has received several commissions and residencies and is currently part of Sound and Music's 'New Voices' emerging-composer development scheme. She is studying for a PhD with Nick Collins and Peter Manning at Durham University. Her research interests lie in the political practices implicit in collaborative network music performance practice and designing systems which play with particular data structures for algorithmic and improvised music creation. Shelly is a co-founder and project manager of the Network Music Festival. Current collaborative projects include network laptop bands BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) and FLO (Female Laptop Orchestra), and live coding performance [Sisesta Pealkiri] with Alo Allik.