AVVX - Visual Music with Vector Graphics

The workshop meant especially for beginners in AV field and others who want to experiment in different medium.

The workshop intends to bring awareness to the interconnections between the different senses, namely between sight and hearing, and how these interconnections can be used creatively for audiovisual composition.

Workshop holder Nuno Correia will provide specially developed software that analyses audio in real-time, and manipulates visuals according to that analysis. The visuals are based on vector graphics (SVG). The software is entitled AVVX and is available at:http://www.nunocorreia.com/projects/avvx. Participants can use other software if they prefer.

Participants will develop the visuals during the workshop, and will propose sounds to be used together with those visuals. No knowledge of programming is needed, only some experience creating vector graphics. There will be a final performance, combining the sonic and visual outcomes of the workshop. Outcomes can also be shared online, at www.avvx.org.

The proposed duration of the workshop is of 2 days:

Day 1: Lecture about visual music, audiovisual composition and synesthesia; artist presentation; demonstration of the software; discussion. Development of visuals by participants; proposal of sonic material.

Day 2: Development of visuals by participants; customization of software (if needed). Integration of sound, visuals and software; feedback; sharing of materials.

Final performance on 11.04.2013.
AVVX workshop participants will collaborate with Nuno Correia (PT/FI) & Joel Tammik (EE) sound project.

Creative Coding for Live Visuals videot:
Creative Coding for Live Visuals
The Creative Coding for Live Visuals event has been developed at the Pixelache Helsinki platform by Irīna Špičaka and included to the Pixelversity 2013 programme.
The whole event has happened in co-operation with the AAVE festival and consisted of:
- 3 creative coding workshops: AVVX by Nuno Correia, Cinder by Krišjānis Rijnieks, Quartz Composer by Matti Niinimäki
- AV performances with participation of DKSTR & MÅNSTERI, Sander Mölder, Axel Thesleff & Video Jack, Baltic Diving Co.
- Audiovisual media installation Metasphere by Irīna Špičaka, Krišjānis Rijnieks and Platon Buravicky

Documentation by Jānis Rijnieks, editing by Krišjānis Rijnieks.