FITC Toronto 2019

2019-04-29 00:00:00 2019-05-02 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2019 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC EST Toronto


Audio and visuals are two very different sensory experiences – but when paired together, each can amplify the appreciation of the other, and become one unified experience. This talk dives into different ways of looking at sound, and exploring how sound can be enhanced through well-designed visuals. Ginger will talk about ways of analyzing sound, from physical sound vibrations to audio analysis and the frequency spectrum, to emotion or mood-based and synaesthetic interpretations. She’ll examine different software used to create audio-reactive visualizations, and different creative pipelines for designing live audiovisual performances and sound installations.


Explore creative ways of visualizing sound – from coding to physics-based methods – for performance, data-visualization, and installations.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in creating audio-responsive and sound-driven projects.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

This talk will dive into some more technical concepts, but with careful explanation. Therefore, no prior knowledge is necessary.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Different methods of translating audio to visual (physical, data, artistic/synaesthetic interpretation)
  2. Using different software and coding environments to analyze audio and create visualizations
  3. Creating realtime audio-responsive vs rendered visuals
  4. Capturing the personality of music through aesthetic choices
  5. Adding layers of visual complexity and live control