March 7th 2PM 2009: Audiovisuals with SuperCollider (with Fredrik Olofsson)

syn-er-gy : noun : the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.


A one-day workshop in which we explore synergies in the form of very direct and one-to-one relationships or mappings between sound and image. The claim is that your music will turn out completely different as you cross map with visual elements. And vice versa: your graphics will look different as you code them to sound better. Audiovisual mapping is a treasure chest of inspiration for control, generation, organisation and systemisation of sounds. We will be using the free software SuperCollider and, as a springboard, the article “Audiovisuals with SC” ( You will learn how to make up your own synergies.

Intermediate level - some familiarity with SuperCollider required. You should at the least know how to run and modify code examples.

What to bring:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows

2) SuperCollider 3 installed (version 3.2 or later):

3) Headphones

4) 10 Euros participation fee (including food)

About the Teacher:

Fredrik Olofsson, aka. redFrik, is a musician and developer who also sometimes performs tricks with visuals and electronics.

Please email m at to reserve a place (strictly limited)


Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and reception, and electromysticism. Workshops solely utilise free software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz (prd at, Julian Oliver (, Derek Holzer (, Jeff Mann (, Martin Howse (, Fredrik Olofsson (, Florian Cramer (, Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT grys(, mikomikona (, Antony Hall (

xxxxx_micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482.

xxxxx_micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009