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20 Nov 2017

Nuno N. Correia, from M-ITI, is one of the artists who will lead a workshop and an audiovisual performance

In the second edition, the New Art Fest focuses its attention on a major subject: Lisbon - an Open City, presented by artists, speakers, and collectives between November 10th and 30.

Within the partnership of the UT Austin | Portugal Program, the New Art Fest invites Nuno N. Correia to promote a one-day workshop and an audiovisual performance. 


On November 25th, during 7 hours, the workshop will focus on audiovisual composition with openFrameworks and C++ ( It is intended to participants with basic knowledge of programming. The objective will be to gain knowledge on combining generative sound and image.

The pre-registration is required and its frequency is free for UT Austin | Portugal Program members. 

Audiovisual performance

AVZones (AudioVisual Zones) is an iPad app for audiovisual performance, composed of an audio sequencer/looper with a visualizer. By default, 3 audiovisual columns or “zones” allow for the manipulation of 3 audio loops. Each zone had 3 XY pads for audio manipulation: pitch shift, delay, and filter. There are 9 sounds available per zone. The application is scalable: the number of zones, XY pads and sounds can be modified in the code. In a performance, only the iPad is used for audiovisuals: the visuals from the iPad are projected behind the performer, and the sound comes from the iPad as well. AVZones is released as open-source.

The performance will take place on November 26th, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon. 

About the artist

Nuno N. Correia is a lecturer, researcher, and audiovisual artist. He is interested in interactive multi-sensorial experiences. Since 2000, he has been teaching and conducting research in media art and design, in universities in Portugal, Finland, Estonia, Germany and the UK. He is currently assistant professor at the University of Madeira, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. Nuno holds a Doctor of Arts degree in new media from Aalto University (Media Lab Helsinki), with the thesis “Interactive Audiovisual Objects“. He was a research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London (EAVI Group), with the project “Enabling Audiovisual User Interfaces”, for which he obtained a Marie Curie EU fellowship. Previously, he has worked at the design consultancy Fjord (Accenture) and has done consulting work for Nokia, Microsoft, and HP. Nuno’s art work has been presented in more than 20 countries.

More information at New Art Fest website