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Audiovisuals AVUI

2016/03 AVUI – Hackathon on AudioVisual User Interfaces


On the 12th March 2016, I conducted a one-day hackathon on the topic of AVUI – Hackathon on AudioVisual User Interfaces at EAVI, Goldsmiths, University of London. The participants (eight) were challenged to create an application using the openFrameworks add-on developed by us, ofxAVUI. The four resulting projects were then integrated in the add-on repository on GitHub. These projects extended the add-on and were also illustrated by specific examples focusing on the new functionalities.
The hackathon is part of the 2-year Enabling AVUIs research project being conducted at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Audiovisuals AV Practice

2015/07 Gen.AV 2 Hackathon on Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals


On the 25th and 26th July 2015, I conducted Gen.AV 2, a 2-day hackathon on the topic of Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals at EAVI, Goldsmiths, University of London. The participants developed tools for audiovisual performance, taking into account results from a previous workshop. The results are available here: github.com/avuis/, and the projects are presented in more detail here: www.gen-av.org/gen-av-2. The hackathon is part of the 2-year Enabling AVUIs research project being conducted at Goldsmiths. Conducted in collaboration with Music Hackspace (http://musichackspace.org). The projects were presented as public performance at Goldsmiths on the 30th July 2015.

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Audiovisuals AV Practice

2014/12 Gen.AV 1 Hackathon on Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals


On the 6th and 7th December 2014, I conducted a 2-day hackathon on the topic of Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals at EAVI, Goldsmiths, University of London. The participants developed tools for audiovisual performance, taking into account results from a previous workshop. The results are available here: github.com/avuis/. The hackathon is part of the 2-year Enabling AVUIs research project being conducted at Goldsmiths. Conducted in collaboration with Video Hackspace (http://www.videohackspace.com). There was a follow-up hackday in January, and the projects were presented as public performance at Goldsmiths on the 6th February 2015.

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Audiovisuals AV Practice

2014/10 Workshop on Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals


On 18th October 2014, I conducted a 1-day workshop on the topic of Interactive Computer-Generated Audiovisuals at EAVI, Goldsmiths, University of London. The participants designed sketches of a tool for audiovisual performance, in 2 brainstorming sessions. The workshop is part of the 2-year Enabling AVUIs research project being conducted at Goldsmiths. Conducted in collaboration with Video Hackspace (http://www.videohackspace.com).

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Audiovisuals AVVX

2014/02 AVVX – Audiovisual Exchange workshop (Helsinki) report

The project “AVVX – Web Platform and Workshop” concluded with a workshop taking place 10-13 February 2014 at Aalto University’s Media Factory. Media Factory also provided the financial support for its production. Nuno Correia (Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture) and Jari Kleimola (Aalto University School of Science) formed the team responsible for the project.

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Audiovisuals AV Practice

2013/11 Teaching at Emotional Window workshop, Kino Siska, Ljubljana



On 8-12 November, I lectured on sound visualization, audiovisual composition and emotions at the Emotional Window workshop, at Kino Siska, Ljubljana.

I presented two publications, Chion’s “Audio-Vision” and Ali Yuksel et al.’s “An Interface for Emotional Expression in Audio-Visuals”. I also presented my AVVX work and thesis book, and recent relevant audiovisual art works.

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Audiovisuals AVVX

2013/10 AVVX Visual Music Workshop @ CC4AV, Riga


Links for the AVVX Visual Music workshop @ CC4AV, Riga 1-5/Oct/2013:

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Audio-visual composition: theory, history and state of the art

Workshop links

Baltic Diving Co. photos

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Audiovisuals AV Practice

2013/09 Teaching at Emotional Window workshop, Aalto Media Factory, Helsinki



On 16/9/2013 I made a presentation on sound visualization, audiovisual composition and emotions at the Emotional Window workshop, at Aalto Media Factory.

I presented two publications, Chion’s “Audio-Vision” and Ali Yuksel et al.’s “An Interface for Emotional Expression in Audio-Visuals”. I also presented my AVVX work and thesis book, and recent relevant audiovisual art works. I proposed an assignment, and gave advice on the final projects. I also gave advice on the workshop structure, and took care of video documentation.

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Audio-visualization of emotions – short assignment

Prepare a short video (around 30s-1m) audio-visualising two of the basic emotions identified by Dr. Paul Ekman (ideally a transition of one to the other), as presented by Sasa Kerkos.

The video should use as its starting point the previous assignment by Sasa Kerkos (emotion visualisation). Take care in combining audio and image, and aim to create added value as defined by Michel Chion.

The video and its sound can be made with original material or reusing material by others. Link to free media resources on the web: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources

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Audiovisuals AVVX

2013/04 AVVX Visual Music Workshop @ PixelAche/AAVE Festival, Helsinki

The 2 day “AVVX – Visual Music with Vector Graphics” workshop took place at Aalto FabLab, Helsinki, as part of the CCLV – Creative Coding for Live Visuals event – organised by PixelAche/AAVE Festival, 10-11 April 2013. During the workshop, we discussed visual music; participants were introduced to the AVVX app; and prepared visuals for the software.

As per suggestion of the organisers, the sound source for the visualisations would come from one single musician/group. I proposed music by my project Baltic Diving Co (SoundCloud link), with Joel Tammik.

On the 3rd day, 13/April, we had a final performance at Sandro Bar, Helsinki.

Videos from the workshop and showcase (includes other CCLV events):

Photos from the workshop and showcase:

Baltic Diving Co. photos:

AVVX app (free, open source) available at www.avvx.org.

Thank you to course participants, AAVE and PixelAche (in particular Irina Spicaka).

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Audiovisuals AVVX

2013/03 AVVX Visual Music Workshop @ Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn

The 3 day “AVVX – Visual Music with Vector Graphics” workshop took place at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in March 2013. During the workshop, we discussed visual music; participants were introduced to the AVVX app; and prepared audio and visuals for the software.

On the 4th day (8/March), we had a performance at Estonian History Museum, Tallinn, with: Markus Robam, Domenico de Cesare, Malle Maltis, Manus Olesk, Aleksandr Zedeljov, Sander Tuvikene, Taavi Tulev (also performing their own music).

The following video collects several lo-fi recordings captured at the showcase:

Photos from the workshop and showcase:

AVVX app (free, open source) available at www.avvx.org.

Thank you to course participants, Taavi Varm for iPhone filming, EAMT, and in particular Malle Maltis and Paolo Girol.