Summer School Masterclass: Visual Music Collaborative Report

A very interesting workshop on visual music took place July 19 - July 23 2010 at Eyebeam, New York.

Summer School Masterclass: Visual Music Collaborative

Visual Music Collaborative Workshop - July 2010, New York

It was "led by Eyebeam Fellow Aaron Meyers, in collaboration with Re:Group artist, Aaron Koblin and in creative partnership with Ghostly International...Up to 11 participants will be invited to explore the relationship between music, sound, and dynamically generated imagery and motion. Topics will include sound-analysis techniques, advanced OpenGL programming, and interfacing with mobile control devices. Guest speakers and musicians provide additional insight. The master class culminates in an event where participants perform using work created during the week."
More information on the press release

More links

The workshop had a ompetitive application process. Applicants had to be at least at the graduate level of study, or have an emerging creative practice, and have established experience using OpenFrameworks, Processing, or an equivalent programming tool. Hence the imagery that has come from this work shop is based on programming processes.


A really excellent blog resource for contemporary practice on visual music, is the support blog for the event, set up to document and provide information that came from the workshop. The authors of the blog urge those interested in visual music to:
Check here often for inspirational visual music material and updates leading up to the workshop.

Visual Music Archive

 Visual Music Collaborative [Events] – Results

A webpage at has a written a results report, on the collection of work produced at the recent Visual Music Collaborative workshop hosted by Eyebeam this July in NYC.

See also: Eyebeam Flickr Stream

Example of Video from workshop

Lars Berg  - The illusionist

the Illusionist from Lars Berg on Vimeo.