on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab
You can see the event banner of the live coding hacklab 2022
Fri, January 28, 2022 – Sun, January 30, 2022, Day of Action

Join the »on-the-fly: Live Coding Hacklab« 2022! From January 28-30, 2022, all coding enthusiasts can program collaboratively with international experts. The weekend will be opened by a variety of exciting live coding performances.

The Hacklab will connect live coding with areas ranging from machine learning to spatial sound to programming visuals. There will also be a special on the format of Algorave. Each of these areas will be supervised by international mentors: Alexandra Cárdenas, Anna Xambó Sedó, Antonio Roberts, Iván Paz, Lina Bautista and Marije Baalman.

On the occasion of and during the two-day Hacklab, live coding masterclasses (with Shelly Knotts, Olivia Jack and Kıvanç Tatar) and workshops for beginners (children, teenagers and adults) will be offered. The results of the workshops will be presented in evening presentations and »from scratch sessions«.

The event will kick off on Friday, January 28 with several live coding performances that offer a wide range of different aesthetics and approaches to the audiovisual performance art. We are very pleased to present CodeKlavier, Luka Prinčič and  Blaz Pavlica as well as our Artists in Residence Malitzin Cortés & Iván Abreu, Gaia Leandra and Kıvanç Tatar via livestream.

The Hacklab and the live coding performances are part of the project »on-the-fly« and co-funded by the European Union's »Creative Europe« program. With »on-the-fly«, ZKM, Hangar Barcelona, Creative Coding Utrecht and Ljudmila Art + Science Laboratory have made it their goal to foster the European live coding scene.


We are happy if you would like to participate in the »on-the-fly: Live Coding Hacklab«.
Register for free and binding at on-the-fly@zkm.de.
Please reference the format(s) in which you plan to participate:

  • Hacklab
  • Masterclass Shelly Knotts / Olivia Jack / Kıvanç Tatar
  • Workshop Kids / Teens

(No registration is required for the concert evening with live coding performances on Friday).

Notes on the Corona situation

The »on-the-fly: Live Coding Hacklab« takes place in present as a 2G+ event (vaccinated or recovered and additionally tested negative (within the last 24h)) and in a purposefully small setting. Should current regulations tighten further, we reserve the right to move program items into the digital space.

Further Information for your visit


Friday, January 28, 2022

»on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab« Opening Concert
at 7 pm, via livestream

A diverse live-coding concert program will kick off the »on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab« at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Top-class international guests will present their individual approaches to the performance art of live-coding during this concert.

The Concert Program

The QR-Codes for »ARquatic« by CodeKlavier

Saturday, January 29 & Sunday, January 30, 2022

Live Coding Hacklab, starts at 1 pm 
for all coding enthusiasts
#machinelearning #visuals #algorave #spatialaudio


  • Anna Xambó Sedo
  • Alexandra Cárdenas
  • Antonio Roberts
  • Iván Paz
  • Lina Bautista
  • Marije Baalman

    Following both days, the results will be presented in »from scratch sessions« by the mentors and participants.

Masterclasses by

Shelly Knotts on machine listening
(Basics in programming required)
Saturday, 10–12am

– booked out –
Olivia Jack on Hydra
(Basics in programming required)
Sunday, 10–12 am

– booked out –
Kıvanç Tatar on »Hacking Deep Learning
with Live Coding For Latent Sound Design«
(Basics in programming required)
Sunday, 10–12 am

Intro Workshops

»Code your Bot @Hacklab«

For Kids  without
previous knowledge
Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm

with Indra Scheible


Sign Up

»Print your own Code«

For Teens and Adults
previous knowledge
Sunday, 2– 5 pm

with Andreas Kugel


Sign Up



Information about the required equipment will be communicated upon registration.


The »on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab« is part of the project »on-the-fly« and is co-financed by the program »Creative Europe« of the European Union. It takes place in cooperation with the Institute for Music Informatics and Musicology and with the kind support of the SAM•ComputerStudio of the University of Music Karlsruhe.


ZKM | Hertz-Lab
Yannick Hofmann & Cecilia Preiss, Patrick Borgeat (Karlsruhe University of Music) – Program organization
Dominik Kautz – Production organization
Ben Miller & David Luchow – Sound engineers
Hans Gass – Light & event technology
Jakob Schreiber, Manuel Urrutia – Assistance sound engineers & event technology
Mate Bredan – Erasmus student & hand

ZKM | Video Studio
Christina Zartmann – Head of ZKM | Video Studio
Moritz Büchner – Technical director ZKM | Video Studio
Andy Koch – Live editing
Peter Müller - Camera
Audric Dette - Camera

ZKM | Communication & Marketing
Tanja Binder – Head of ZKM | Communcation & Marketing
Adamantia Goulandris, Lara Janke, Samira Kaiser, Ida Kammerer, Lena Schneider – Homepage & Communication
Lisanne Zecha - Marketing

Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Ljubjana (SI)
Creative Coding Utrecht (NL)
Hangar, Barcelona (ES)

Associated Partner
Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft der Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe