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.

01 April - 02 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Sensing Your Environment with Arduino

Collecting data for Interactive Installations

The gathering data from the environment is practiced more as a cross disciplinar activity for scientist and artists interested to develop new ways of mapping geographical territories. The use of open source tools and portable systems to gather data are at more at disposal to design programatic tools to read data, sense weather changes, capture information, and display analysis through sonic and visual representations.

05 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Music Production and Performance Using Ableton Live

Ableton Live is one of the most popular softwares for electronic music production, used by everyone from sound artists to DJs, pop musicians, and classical composers. Unique in its seamless design as both a professional production tool and an expressive instrument for live electronic music performance, Ableton is known for it's versatility just as much as it's clear and intuitive approach.

07 April | 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. 

08 April | 11:30 - 16:30

SENSE OF SMELL WORKSHOP with klara ravat

The workshop sense of smell by the olfactory artist Klara Ravat focuses on our unique organ, the nose. The sense of smell is a crucial function of the human body. It warns us for potential dangers in our direct environment and has a crucial role in our experience of space and our relation to others.

09 April | 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). 

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. 

12 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Instrument Building in Reaktor

Are you interested in building your own computer synthesizers and effects?

In this intensive daylong workshop, we’ll introduce you to Native Instruments’ Reaktor, a powerful virtual modular synthesis environment that allows you to build the synthesizers your dreams: from warm analog sounding synthesizers, to granular samplers, sound morphing effects, and generative drum machines.

13 April | 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.

14 April | 11:00 - 17:00

Beginner SuperCollider

Basic introductory workshop on the SuperCollider programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to understand how to boot and run the system and write recipes for sound synthesis and streams for algorithmic composition.

15 April - 16 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Advanced Processing with Abe Pazos

  • Are you used to writing your own Processing sketches from scratch?
  • Do you want to create more complex projects based on Processing?

In this workshop you will learn how to use IDEs like Eclipse and IntelliJ Idea, how to create larger OOP projects with reusable code, how to use libraries like ToxicLibs and HeMesh to create 3D meshes, launch command line tools to manipulate images, sounds and video files, how to improve performance, use Shaders, create control panels, and more.

15 April - 16 April | 10:00 - 17:00

building PAPER BITS

Paper Bits is a small voltage controlled modular synthesizer system, created by Berlin based artist Wolfgang Spahn. Its simple design, accessible interface as well as low price offer a powerful sound tool dedicated to learning, experimenting and playing.

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.

25 April - 28 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop ➝ AudioVisual Artefacts with Pure Data and Raspberry Pi

AudioVisual Artefacts with Pure Data and Raspberry Pi workshop is using open source tools for Sound and Visual Synthesis. Pure Data and Raspberry Pi are useful and powerful tools to create interactions between sound, data and visuals. Juan C. Duarte will teach advanced techniques of computing data from sensors and networking applications. The outcome of projects can include media installations, interactive objects, musical instruments, or playful artefacts. 

29 April - 30 April | 10:00 - 17:00

XTH SENSE BIOPHYSICAL MUSIC

Workshop: The XTH Sense is a DIY musical instrument which allows an artist to use muscle movement to control music and visuals. In contrast with most bio-sensing technologies which are expensive and closed to modification, the XTH Sense is designed to be open, low-cost, and easily implemented by anyone, regardless of previous electronics experience.

The XTH Sense won the first prize in the prestigious Guthman Musical Instrument Competition by the Georgia-Tech Center for Music Technology (US) and was named “world’s most innovative new musical instrument”.

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.

30 May - 02 June | 10:00 - 17:00

Using chance and randomness for multimedia Art and Music

Did you as an artist and musician wondered how to use randomness and chance to create multimedia installations, compose musical pieces or produce live performances?

What are the different strategies in doing so, what are the best tools to use and how can this be practically done?

In this workshop you will learn all about this and much more. 

Central theme of the workshop is how chance and random processes can be used in an innovative way for artistic purposes.