The Vector Synthesis workshop investigates the direct relationship between sound+image. Participants will learn how to draw Lissajous figures, render simple two- and three-dimensional shapes, and process photographs and video into vector artwork. These vector shapes can be displayed on oscilloscopes, Vectrex consoles, and ILDA laser displays using audio signals which can also be heard. They can also be further modified in real time using external audio sources such as voice, amplified instruments, or electronic synthesizers.
March 23 and March 24, 2019 from noon – 5 pm
596 Broadway Suite 602 NYC 10012 @ Houston Street
212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Sold Out : (go to Shop > Classes) : $100 / $90 members
10 students maximum
The core of the workshop will be examples written in the Pure Data programming language. You will need to bring a laptop with software pre-installed in order to participate in this workshop. Detailed instructions on how to install and set up Pure Data, as well as a software oscilloscope emulator so you can see your work without special hardware, will be sent to registered participants.
Below are some examples of what participants might do. View more here
You can also view the Vector Synthesis Code here
The workshop will be given by Derek Holzer. Derek is a sound + light artist based in Helsinki & Berlin, whose current interests include DIY electronics, audiovisual instrument building, the relationship between sound and space, media archaeology, and participatory art forms. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand. To view his projects please visit his website, macumbista.net