Creative Coding for Live Audio and Visuals

We are inviting visual and sound artists, designers, coders, experienced performers of A/V and VJ scene as well as beginners and interested people to participate in 3-day long Raspberry Pi + openFrameworks and Raspberry Pi + Pure Data workshops which will result in a collaborative audiovisual jam session. We believe it is a good way to improve one's skills and understanding about creating works in a form of audiovisual performance. The event will happen in Helsinki, Finland, from April 7 to 13, 2014.
Update: The application period has been extended! Please submit your applications until March 21. If you have any questions contact event curator Irina Spicaka: .

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Building Visual Synthesizers with Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks

Building Visual Synthesizers with Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks

Workshop holder: Krišjānis Rijnieks
Address: Hämeentie 135, Helsinki, Finland
Time and place: 10:00-17:00
April 7 at Aalto Fab Lab
April 10 at Aalto Fab Lab
April 11 at Aalto Fab Lab
Participation fee: 25 EUR

[openFrameworks - the C++ creative coding framework, runs on Mac, PC and Linux computers as well as on the Raspberry Pi. This combination is something that can dramatically reduce production costs of an interactive audiovisual installation or instrument that one can use for live performance. As the Raspberry Pi is so small that it can fit in one's pocket, you can have many visual synthesizers and installations and there will be no worries about having too much computer-filled bags with you whereever you go.

In this workshop we will be creating real time graphics applications for live performance. There will be a small jam session together with the RPi + Pure Data workshop participants at the end of the workshop.

Day 1

Introduction, setting-up the RPi to work together with openFrameworks, compiling and running sample applications.

Day 2

We will take a look on some generative animation examples and try to combine them with different controller input (mouse, keyboard, Arduino, Korg(Nano)Control). Then we will start making our own applications and setups.

Day 3

Finalizing our applications and preparing for a small audiovisual performance together with the RPi + Pure Data workshop participants.

Requirements

Please bring your own laptop. It does not matter if it is Linux, Mac or PC. A screen or projector with HDMI or RCA input would be also useful. So if you have one, please consider taking it with you. We will give you more information about how to prepare your computer and which software to install a few weeks before the beginning of the workshop.

Apart from your laptop you will also need all of these:

  • Raspberry Pi model B
  • High speed SD card (at least 4 GB, preferably 10 class, SanDisk is OK) + A SD card reader / port
  • Power adapter for Raspberry Pi (5V, 1 – 1.5A)
  • Network cable (Cat 6 ethernet cable) + ethernet port
  • MIDI / game controller or a mouse, keyboard, ... (optional)
  • Monitor or TV (We might have some, but consider bringing your own if you can)

We will arrange a group order of Raspberry Pi's (only for workshop participants). The ordered package will contain Raspberry Pi, SD card, power adapter, sound dongle and network cable.

Krišjānis Rijnieks

[LV/FI] works in the field of new media for about 6 years. He has background in painting and experience with different kinds of new media creation tools. For the last two years he has been working on different projects that involve creative coding – openFrameworks, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and projection mapping techniques. He is also the author of the book about one of the most powerful open-source creative coding tools Cinder - Cinder - Begin Creative Coding. Currently Krisjanis studies in Aalto university, Helsinki Media Lab MA programme in New Media and he is mainly interested in combining generative graphics with projection mapping techniques. [http://rijnieks.lv/]

Thank you!

Application period is over.

Building Visual Synthesizers with Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks

Building Portable Instruments with Raspberry Pi and Pure Data

Workshop holder: Sébastien Piquemal
Address: Hämeentie 135, Helsinki, Finland
Time and place: 10:00-17:00
April 7 at Aalto Fab Lab
April 8 at Aalto Media Factory, meeting room
April 9 at Aalto Fab Lab
Participation fee: 25 EUR

Pure Data running like a charm on a Raspberry Pi, opens-up a world of possibilities for live performance. Forget expensive, clumsy, heavy computers and synthesizers. You can program this cheap, lovely, credit-card sized computer to be a synthesizer, a granulator, or something much more crazy... Just drop 5 of them in your backpack, and you're ready to play anywhere!

This is exactly what we will do in this workshop: programming portable instruments with Raspberry Pi and Pure Data, and playing with them.

Day 1

Introduction, setting-up the RPi to work together with Pd.

Day 2

We’ll take a look at some granular synthesis patches on Pure Data, and start using controllers (gamepad, mouse, keyboard) to control those patches. Then each participant will slowly start to prepare his own patch.

Day 3

Finishing-up the patches, and preparing a small jam session.

Requirements

Please bring your own laptop. It does not matter if it is Linux, Mac or Windows. We will give you more information about how to prepare your computer and which software to install few weeks before the beginning of the workshop.

Apart from your laptop you will also need all of these:

  • Raspberry Pi model B
  • High speed SD card (at least 4 GB, preferably 10 class, SanDisk is OK) + A SD card reader / port
  • Power adapter for Raspberry Pi (5V, 1 – 1.5A)
  • Network cable (Cat 6 ethernet cable) + ethernet port
  • USB sound interface (optional, for cleaner sound output)
  • MIDI / game controller or a mouse, keyboard, ... (optional)
  • Monitor or TV
  • Game controller or a mouse, keyboard, ... (optional)
  • Portable speaker (optional)
  • Microphone (optional)

We will arrange a group order of Raspberry Pi's (only for workshop participants). The ordered package will contain Raspberry Pi, SD card, power adapter, sound dongle and network cable.

Sébastien Piquemal

[FR/FI] is a computer engineer and sound designer based in Helsinki. He has been working as a web developer at Futurice Ltd. from 2010 to 2013, and is now studying a master of arts in Sound in New Media at Helsinki Media Lab. Sébastien spends most of his time doing creative coding and developing open-source projects such as WebPd – a Javascript library for running Pure Data patches on the web. He is currently focusing on developing systems or instruments for live performance, using tools such as Pure Data and SuperCollider. [http://funktion.fm/]

Thank you!

Application period is over.