Armando Menicacci Nicolas Berzi ISADORA: Create, Manipulate and Activate all the Media Components of a Work
In collaboration with REPAIRE
With the financial participation of Services Québec
• This training is intended for professional artists in the media and digital arts, but also from the performing arts and music.
• Maximum number of participants: 10
• 23 hours of training
• Cost: $130 plus taxes
• To register, contact the New Media Laboratory by phone or by email: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Understand the current capabilities of remote performance and webcasting .
• Know how to use the Isadora 3.2 software for multiple media broadcasts in real time.
This training, designed for performing artists and technicians (video, audio, lights), digital artists as well as anyone interested in thinking about the processes of composition and interpretation in the performing arts with the use of digital technologies, aims to introduce participants to computer programming for stage creation, remote performance and broadcasting with the Isadora software for real-time interactive management of video, sound and light. Amongst real-time programming softwares for digital arts, Isadora is the easiest one to learn.
The training is divided into 4 sessions that will allow each participant to acquire the practical skills of Isadora 3.2 software to manage digital media (video, sound, lights and sensors) in real time. Participants will also learn about Isadora’s new remote performance and webcasting features, allowing remote performers to perform together in synchronized audio and video within the same image, while streaming the result live on any web platform.
At the end of the course, participants will have a broad overview of the possibilities offered by the software, acquire fluency of the interface and will have the initial knowledge to start programming their own projects. A full license of ISADORA for one month will be offered to each participant.
After studies in dance and music, Armando Menicacci obtained a Master in Musicology from the University of Rome and a PhD on the relationships between dance and digital technologies from Paris 8 University in 2003. Starting in 2000, he taught Isadora Visual Programming at Paris 8 University, as well as other universities abroad and the Centre de Formation pour les Techniciens du Spectacle in Paris. From 2015 to 2019, he taught at UQÀM where he created the Dance and New Technologies Program.
Nicolas Berzi is a director, playwright and researcher-creator interested in integrating new technologies to the process of multidisciplinary creation. After completing a Masters in aesthetic philosophy on dissonance in Modern Art (UDEM, 2011), he founded the creative company Artiste Inconnu (Montréal, 2013), where he acts as General and Artistic Director and produces many multidisciplinary and multimedia scenic pieces.
Tracy Valcárcel (she/her) is a Peruvian lens-based artist and cultural worker currently living in Tio’tia:ke / Montréal. Trained in video, dance and physical theatre, she moved to Canada in 2009 to pursue studies in Interdisciplinary Performance and Media Arts. In her practice, she uses moving images and archive to consider the body as a living cultural map, questioning to what extent our identities are shaped by memory, environment and habit. Central to her research are the broader themes of food and migration. Her work and collaborations have been shown locally as well as internationally at video and performance festivals. She is an active member of Fruition, a Montreal-based QTBIPOC collective and her video work is distributed by GIV.