27 February | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part i

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

01 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Processing

In this workshop participants will learn how to sketch code with the open source multi platform Processing. Participants will learn from scratch basic and functional interactions with code: including drawing functions, image processing, sound generation, and a series of networking features. You will be able to design visual programs for generation and interaction with other platforms via OSC, such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Max, Live, etc.

03 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Arduino

In this Introduction to Arduino by Juan Duarte Regino you will learn the basics to start with Physical Computing experiments, how to use sensors: light, temperature, distance, and motion. and actuators: motors, solenoids, speakers and LEDs. Also you will code your own programs based on simple interactions controlled by a computer or within a standalone application with the multipurpose and open source board. 

04 March - 05 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop Inhibition (algorithmic sound synthesis) with Marinos Koutsomichalis

Are you interested in open-source software/harware, programming, single-board computers and electronics? Do you want to experiment with analogue amplifiers, filters, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data processing, algorithmic sound synthesis and paradigms of brain-computer coupling? Do you want to make your own ‘intelligent’ headset that will be capable of EEG (electroencephalography) and algorithmic synthesis of electronic music/sound? In the context of his new work Inhibition, Marinos Koutsomichalis present a hands-on production workshop, introducing the participants to open technologies, creative coding and hardware design, and guiding them into making their own individuated headsets. 

07 March | 19:00 - 22:30

Real-time applications of machine learning

This workshop by Gene Kogan will introduce machine learning tools which can be used in real-time applications like interactive installation and live performance. These new methods from computer vision and machine listening can be deployed to facilitate the parsing, visualization, and fast retrieval of relevant media, from images to sounds to text. The workshop will include a high-level introduction to the theory of these methods, and distribute open-source applications for use on your own media collections.

11 March - 12 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Arduino Advanced

This is a workshop continuation on Arduino, where you will learn further experiments to control sound and light electronic devices. Also you will be able to sync Arduino with other computers or network servers. Lastly, the workshop will help you through wearable and embodied systems.

11 March | 12:00 - 17:00

Workshop Randomness & Machine Learning

This workshop given by Robert Lisek uses randomness and machine learning methods for creation of sound, visuals, performance, installation, interactive media, physical computing, and networking. This is practical course with the use of Supercollider, Pure data/Max Msp, Fluxus, Python, Lisp and hacking analogue devices for detection, creation and amplification of noise.

12 March - 12 February | 11:00 - 17:00

Introduction to body mapping for sound generation

This workshop will give an overview of some of the most common tools for tracking body movement for sound generation and sound control. We will focus on two main tools: Motion tracking with cameras: both a 2d camera as well as a kinect and Accelerometers. The following sensors will be considered: smartphone (bring yours!), Senstestage1 and Myo2 The data provided by these sensors will be analyzed with different tools and it will available to all participants during the tests. Different possible strategies for using this data to produce and control sound will be considered through a few simple examples using the main sound generation softwares (Supercollider, Pd, Max/MSP, Ableton Live with Max-for-live). 

18 March - 19 March | 09:00 - 16:30

XTH SENSE BIOPHYSICAL MUSIC

The XTH Sense is an award-winning, free and open biophysical technology. During this hands-on workshop participants build manually from scratch their own low cost, biophysical muscle sounds sensor, and experience an intensive training on bodily performance of music, live video and other media.

20 March - 24 March | 10:00 - 16:00

Workshop ➝ Spatial Design and Visual Performance

Spatial design is a relatively new conceptual design discipline that crosses the boundaries of traditional design, it can be used in stage design, art, architecture. In this 5 days long workshop participants will learn about materials and methods used in stage design, as well as how such software like Blender and Adobe Illustrator can be used to produce three-dimensional sculptures. 

25 March - 26 March | 10:00 - 17:00

workshop Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi Advanced

Learn to create compact projection mapping installations with Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks. During this two-day workshop you will learn how to set up the Raspberry Pi, use it to build your projection mapping project, back it up and restore it if needed. Advanced topics, such as preparing and cloning SD cards, autostart, custom generative sources, networking and projector blending will be covered. Limited amount of projectors and Raspberry Pi's will be available at the venue.

27 March | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part II

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

10 April | 19:00 - 22:00

Workshop Electro-acoustic sound art production for women PART II

This is the second and final part of the first workshop hold at Spektrum on 19 December - because many women asked to rerun PART II we will hold this workshop again offering a second chance to those unable to attend in January. In this workshop female participants will learn how to produce their own sound works, using their own recordings (recorded in the workshop), and further processing and presenting them using Ableton Live or free software (Audacity). The mentor will focus on Musique Concrète techniques mixed with electronic sound production. This electro-acoustic workshop uses Delia Derbyshire and John Cage’s works as intellectual and sonic reference points. 

24 April | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part iii

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

29 May | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part iv

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.