Lecture: Design and Development of Audiovisual Systems by Tarik Barri

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

22 Mar 2017

Tarik Barri will give a lecture next Monday, March 27, at U. Porto Innovation Media Labs, where he will present VERSUM.


Date: March 27, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
Venue: U. Porto Media Innovation Labs
Praça Coronel Pacheco, 15
4050 – 453, Porto
Target Audience: Students, Professors, Researchers, Journalists and the public in general interested in the subject
Participation is free but registration is needed. If you plan on attending the lecture, please visit https://mil.up.pt/palestra/.


About the Lecture

What originally began as his final master’s project at the Utrecht School of Arts evolved into a project that was constantly developing over 10 years, which now lays the foundation for his audiovisual and artistic work.

VERSUM is a software for audiovisual composition in a three-dimensional space, easily navigable by three dimensions with a joystick. VERSUM was implemented in MaxMSP/Jitter and in Java running in sync with Ableton Live.

With the development of VERSUM, Barri created a personal and unique tool to compose unique immersive audiovisual experiences and alternative realities.

In his collaborations with other artists, Barri takes care of the creation of visuals in real time.

In this lecture Barri will present his work developed to the present and also answer questions related to his creations.


About the Speaker

Tarik Barri has developed a symbiotic relationship with computers since the young age of 7 years, especially with regard to Programming.

By the age of 16 he made music with his computer and in his 20s created the first versions of VERSUM, the application that allowed him to develop his audiovisual creations and that continues to be the current basis of his work.

Barri has collaborated with Thom Yorke, Monolake, Nicolas Jaar and Paul Jebanasam (Continuum), as well as with many others.

Barri graduated in Music and Technology at the School of Arts of Utrecht. His work has presentations in several places like DEMF, Sonic Arts, Ars Electronica, Club Transmediale, TodaysArt, MIT Media Lab, EMPAC, among others.

He was also a guest speaker at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, US), CCRMA (San Francisco, US), Universität der Künste (Berlin, DE) and Utrecht School of Music and Technology (Hilversum, NL). The project developed together with Anselm Nehls was awarded with the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction.