web_cc4av_visual_horiz From September 29 to October 5 the project Creative Coding for Live Audio and Visuals will be hosting workshops and audiovisual performances in Riga, Latvia. Visual and sound artists, designers, creative coders, experienced performers of AV/VJ scene as well as beginners and interested people are invited to participate in workshops and collaborative audiovisual performances. We believe it is a good way to improve one's skills and understanding about creating works in a form of audiovisual performance. The workshops will be led by professionals in the field of new media and audiovisual performance. The following is a list of creative workshops: Build your own musical instrument using Raspberry Pi and Pure Data
hold by Sébastien Piquemal (FR/FI) Build a visual synthesizer using Raspberry Pi and open Frameworks
hold by Krišjānis Rijnieks (LV/FI) AVVX – vector visualisation for music
hold by Nunno Correia (PT/FI) Visual programming with Quartz Composer and Syphon
hold by Matti Niinimäki (FI) The final event will offer an experimental, public jam session by the participants of both Raspberry Pi workshops; a performance by Finnish Skwee music representative DKSTR in collaboration with Matti Niinimäki; AVVX workshop participants will collaborate with the electronic music project Baltic Diving Co.; and the Quartz Composer workshop participants will be able to try their self made applications together with local electronic musicians and DJs.


Applications will be accepted by August 30. There is no participation fee, but the number of participants in a workshop is limited to 10. Results will be announced by September 15. The event will take place at 9K 1 NAMS, Aristida Briana Street 9, building 1. More information about the workshops, application procedure and the final event is available here. If you have any question related to the Creative Coding for Live Audio Visuals or you want to cooperate with us, please contact the event producer Irīna Špičaka: irina [at]


The first event Creative Coding for Live Visuals happened in April 2013 in Helsinki, it was developed at the Pixelache platform within the context of the educational programme Pixelversity. The project was initiated and is being developed by an audiovisual media artist, graphic designer and researcher of audiovisual culture Irīna Špičaka in collaboration with a creative coder and new media artist Krišjānis Rijnieks. The second edition is being organized with assistance from the Skaņu mežs festival with the aim to develop local audiovisual culture and give new participants an opportunity to be involved in further activities and events. Financial support: