[microsound-announce] A10Lab - Live Media and FLOSS Workshop - Book Now!

Ryan Jordan ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Jul 8 07:53:49 EDT 2010

A10Lab presents:

Live Media and FLOSS* Extended Production Seminary


with Marco Donnarumma

Monday 26th - Friday 30th July

17:30-22:30 daily 


@ C4CC, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG


£80 pp

The workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Please register by sending an email to info at a10lab.com or ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk

with the subject heading “LiveMedia and FLOSS workshop”.

Full information here http://www.crealab.info/digitalab/?p=393


*Free/Libre Open Source Software

In-depth Theoretical and practical audiovisual live performance

seminary using FLOSS.

Pure Data audiovisual real-time processing, tricks and tips to create

your own performance tool.




The seminary consists of four parts. During the introduction the

participants acquire a basic theoretical knowledge about Live Media.

The introduction is extended through a review of selected audiovisual

works in order to explore and analyse the potential of the audiovisual



Therefore participants are introduced to the concept of FLOSS

(Free/Libre Open Source Software), they familiarize with few FLOSS

software as they understand its practical and theoretical keystones.


In the second part participants learn the meaning of real-time

audio-video data processing reviewing the most common

production tools. Eventually they deal with the process of an

audiovisual performance pre-production using FLOSS: from

brainstorming and concept design, through planning of the audiovisual

format, to the collection of support materials such as texts,

tutorials, and the drawing of sketches representing the logic

structure of data processing. 


The third part focus on Pure Data graphical programming environment.

Participants learn to communicate with Pd and how to surf through the

audio and visual processing libraries. They build basic processing

structures and discover tricks and tips to create their own

performance tool.


For the last part the work group is split in smaller groups. Through

practical individual exercises participants acquire the technical

know-how about the creation/collection of moving images and sonic

events within the Pure Data graphical programming environment, thus

they develop an original software, following the standard realisation

steps: beta-testing; analysis of errors and its

correction; and final testing during a collective jam





The seminary seeks to give the participants who don't have

previous experience in programming and Live Media practice the needed

theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to feel comfortable

within the FLOSS creation environment. The classes' aim is to

make the participants able to understand and assimilate the diverse

passages of the creation process of software ad-hoc in order to be

independent during the planning and development of a FLOSS project

(musical, audiovisual, multi-media or theatre pieces) using the

audiovisual language.


Who's it for


Musicians, producers, live visualists, film-makers, programmers,

sound designers or passionates of digital arts or electronic music

and experimentation who want to enhance and extend their skills and

tools will find this seminary inspirational and fundamental for the

further development of their works and creative ideas, free from the

limitations of user-friendly and proprietary software.


No previous programming experience is needed.


What to bring


Participants are invited to bring their laptops and encouraged to

bring musical instruments, cameras, photo cameras, webcam,

microphones, sensors, MIDI devices and fresh, unusual ideas! 


Primary personal website and portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com/


Personal blog dedicated to new media art, digital freedom and music:




Interactive environment for audiovisual performance with physical

computing: http://cntrl.sourceforge.net/ 


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