This workshop is an opportunity to learn VJ technique – the emerging art of live performance of visual projections with music – hands-on from an award-winning artist who is master in both visuals and music production.
Montréal-based video and sound artist Myriam Boucher will teach aspects of her approach to live performance with Resolume software, with special attention to questions of how to work with musical structures and to create organic visual textures and transformations.
Myriam Boucher has VJ’d for numerous international artists, including Mind Against (IT), Medasin (US), Deadboy (GB), The Zenker Brothers (GE), Nina Las Vegas (AU), Automatisme (CA), Equiknoxx (JM), and DJ Lag (ZA) – and at major events such as Mutek (CA, AE) and Igloofest (CA). Her work has won prizes in the 2015 and 2016 (first prize) JTTP awards, the LUFF 2017 (best experimental short-movie award), the 2015 JIM Electroacoustic Compositions Competition and the Bourse Euterke 2015, and has been presented at many international events and places, including Kontakte (DE), Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (CA), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (FR), and Akousma (CA).
Free, but space is limited. Booking is essential.
Computers with Resolume software will be available. Alternatively, participants may choose to bring their own computers outfitted with Resolume (the free demo version will suffice).
For questions about the workshop, contact Professor Bret Battey at De Montfort University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Image: Myriam Boucher VJing at Mutek 2018 © Bruno Destombes.
This event is part of Interfaces, a Creative Europe project which aims to inspire more people of all ages and demographics to experience contemporary music and sound art and learn to incorporate the European musical legacy in newly found idioms and contexts. De Montfort University’s Institute of Sonic Creativity is a partner, along with nine other European institutions.