Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner / Fundamentals – On-demand

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Level: Beginner

Overview

TouchDesigner is a tool that gains popularity among musicians who want to create visuals for their music and do audio-visual experiments. This workshop is an introduction to the series “Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner – Going Further”. You will be guided through TouchDesigner environment, learn how to create 3D scenes and control visual parameters with sound, discuss audio-visual art with your peers and, of course, make visuals! Try it and see if you want to learn more in the coming weeks with Going Further.

  • Discuss some names in the history of audio-visual art and ideas that inspired the field

  • Understand fundamentals of 3D rendering in TD

  • Create basic geometric shapes, light and texture them

  • Create audio-reactive visual progression that switches between camera views

Computer animation in the 21st century – the 3D space.

  • Ideas and key figures in the history of audio-visual art

  • 3D rendering set up

  • Simple 2D compositing

  • Triggering actions and controlling parameters with CHOPs

Requirements

  • A computer with internet connection

  • A three button mouse or Apple Track Pad appropriately configured

  • TouchDesigner installed (free version suffices https://derivative.ca/download)

  • If your on Mac please check TouchDesigner can run on your system (i.e. has basic GPU requirements such as Intel HD4000 or better)

About the workshop leader 

Dancing Pixels (Masha Rozhnova) is a London based artist who creates audio-visual performances and videos for musicians. For the past three years she has been using TouchDesigner as the main tool for content creation, show control and as an engine to enable interaction with the audience. She performed at Live Performers Meeting in Rome, at New River studios and Crux events in London.

Gravity Synth Masterclass with Leon Trimble – LIVE Session

Don’t forget to also sign up for the Live AV Performance by Leon Trimble followed shortly after this Masterclass – Live AV Performance by Leon Trimble – Music Hackspace

Masterclass Date & Time:  Friday 16th April 5pm UK

The Gravity Synth is a musical instrument combining the instrumentation used to detect gravitational waves, and a modular synthesiser. The experimentation with the scientific and musical equipment has been a collaboration between researchers at the Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at University of Birmingham and audiovisual artist Leon Trimble. This is a parallel journey exploring the similarities between the processes of art and science. Leon Trimble has been working on the gravity synth since 2016 when, having sat down next to Dr.Hannah Middleton (Gravitational wave data analyst). From that moment on they started meeting and Leon & Hannah planned how the sound of a Michelson Interferometer (IFO) could be shaped into a performance. As time went on and the interferometer bedded into the performance, Leon upgraded parts of the modular synthesiser to accompany the IFO and Aaron refined components of the IFO to more accurately make sound.

Link: https://gravitysynth.tumblr.com/

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account