Inclusive Improv

Creative Pact 2011

UPDATE July 2019 a more complete record of the creative pacts is online at

September 2011

Interested in learning a new creative discipline? Want a new focus for an artistic project? Need to hone your music, DJ or VJ performance skills? Then CreativePact is for you.

CreativePact is the hub of a group of artists, musicians and technologists who enter a pact to create and document some new creative output daily over the course of a month. What each person chooses to create is up to them, with web-based documentation of the pact being fundamental to make sure it is stuck to. Anyone may join CreativePact, more details on how to join can be found below.

The CreativePact hub exists as an umbrella to bring together everyone taking a pact, providing details and links to each individual’s documentation. This year the CreativePact hub is hosted by inclusive improv, continued on from the 2010 Creative Pact hosted by inclusive improv originally started as Toplap’s Hackpact of 2009. It is taking place throughout the month of September.


In alphabetical order by surname

Lee Freeman

Creating a live audio FX processor in SuperCollider

Samuel Freeman

screen-casting live-electronics + live-coding in Max/MSP adding an extra object to each realm every day…


Owen Green

Documentation of musical composition work.

Scott Hewitt

A new original podcast every day of September.

Adam Jansch

Diary of the final month of my PhD (hand in 30th September)


so instead I’ve decided that I’m going to take on The Big Scary Piece of Paper.

Ray Mears Extreme Housewifery

Alex McLean

Live coding screencasts and jam sessions.

Lab Macambira

ChucK and SuperCollider livecoding

Jenni Pinnock

Completion of a clarinet sonata for Marion Harrington, as part of her Get Mazza to America project.

Lauren Redhead

Contemplating the relationship between music and visual art.

Stuart Russell

Alternative Creative Pact?!

Caitlin Rowley

Completion of orchestral work in progress, Carrion Comfort.

Patrick Smith

Exploring improvisation on the guitar while noticing how I am using myself via the Alexander Technique.

Ollie Thurley

Learning about creative coding, and most likely some stuff about starting a new micro-label ‘Coma Architects’.

Vilson Vieira

Experiments on livecoding using SuperCollider and/or the Web browser’s APIs for audio processing. @aut0mata

Francis Western-Smith

A short, sharp fling with fiction: Working at writing some scintillating sci-fi and mayhap some fantastic fantasy.

More information

What to do

What each person chooses to create is up to them – one might choose to learn a new software package or coding language, to develop an already established practice, or to finally implement that killer conceptual art work. These examples from Hackpact and CreativePact 2010 give some idea of the pacts undertaken in previous years.

How to document the pact

Documenting the pact is the fundamental action to make sure the pact is stuck to. With this in mind each person taking the pact is expected to update some web-based documentation on a daily basis – the form of this documentation is chosen depending on the type of pact: photographs, audio, video, code, with some explanatory text on the intention. And Tweets and Facebook statuses, tagged with #creativepact, are a great way to promote the pact as it runs.

How to join

You can start a CreativePact totally independently of course, but it’s best to add your pact details to this page. Once you have set up your web-based documentation you can send a brief description of your pact and a link the to documentation to the email address below and we will add your details to the wiki.




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