Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration. Her experimental and collaborative tendencies have seen her engage with diverse musical practices and styles ranging from electroacoustic tape music to live-coded dance music. She performs internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans.
She is studying for a PhD in Live Computer Music at Durham University. Past affiliations include BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and SOUNDkitchen. Her work is published on Chordpunch record label, Absence of Wax netlabel and in Leonardo Music Journal. She has received commissions and residencies from PRSF and Sound and Music.
Current projects include network laptop bands BiLE and OFFAL (Orchestra For Females And Laptops) and live coding performance [Sisesta Pealkiri] with Alo Allik.