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.
AVVX Visual Music workshop @ CC4AV, Riga 1-5/Oct/2013
Audio-visual composition: theory, history and state of the art
- Notes on “Audio-Vision” (pdf)
- Persona opening sequence
- Audio-Visions Vimeo channel
- Audio-Visions YouTube playlist
- Interactive Audiovisual Objects book
On 23/5/2013, I participated in the AppCampus initiative, as a coach. From www.appcampus.fi: “AppCampus is an €18 million joint project of Aalto University, Microsoft and Nokia. We offer financing and coaching in mobile technology, design and usability to Windows Phone developers.”
I coached 4 teams, 2 hour sessions for each. The teams were mostly developing music related apps. The coaching was done together with Gokce Taskan, who I have collaborated in different projects in the past. We gave the teams advice regarding interaction design and user experience.
Updated September 2013: I coached a second wave of AppCampus teams in September 2013, in a longer coaching process (5, 12 and 19 September).
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.
AVVX app (free, open source) available at www.avvx.org.
Thank you to course participants, AAVE and PixelAche (in particular Irina Spicaka).
The 3 day “AVVX – Visual Music with Vector Graphics” workshop took place at Marmelada 2 / Independent Biennial in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2012. We discussed visual music; participants were introduced to the AVVX app; and prepared audio and visuals for the software. They played with the code, and explored other software. On the 3rd day (4/June), we had a showcase @ Kino Siska, Ljubljana. Eight days later (12/June), we had another showcase @ Krizanke, an old monastery in the center of Ljubljana, as part of the UF! Festival.
The following video collects several lo-fi recordings captured at the first showcase, and reflects a large variety of music and visual styles:
The next video focuses on the second showcase, with several interviews:
Photos from the showcase @ Kino Siska, 4/6/2012:
Other photos from the workshop:
In June 1st 2006 I participated in the VJ Factory Festival, organised by MediaLab Tallinn / MARTU (http://www.martu.org).
The first part of the festival took place at MediaLab Tallinn, in a reconverted factory called Kultuuritehas Polymer (Culture Factory Polimer).