Benoît and the Mandelbrots - LIVE_CODING MUSIC -/Performance
"Benoît and the Mandelbrots" see the laptop as their primary instrument; they are mainly dedicated to live coding. They use the programming language as an at-first-sight, non-intuitive, but simultaneously expressive interface between man and machine to improvise sound and music. Sonic conceptions and structures are expressed live as source code and interpreted by the computer. The laptop musicians are connected over a network, enabling them to communicate, synchronize and share data. With the flexibility of live coding, the sounds are generated specifically to fit the room's characteristics and the performance's audience.
As every performance setting is unique and improvisation is the group's central paradigm, they don't perform 'works' in a classic sense but consider their whole oeuvre and underlying concept as their work, which expands with every performance. As a result, the musical results vary from electronica and ambient to experimental, noise, drones and avant-garde, depending on the event, audience, venue and course of the collective improvisation.