24Feb(Feb 24)10:0025(Feb 25)06:00 pmWintercelloWorkshop intensivoRome - via Baccina, via Baccina, 47


Event details

Wintercello, two full day intensive workshop, on 24 and 25 February, with the teacher Federico Placidi, Ana Topalovic and Matteo Camerini, graduated from the Saint Louis Two-Year Degree in Electronic Music. Workshop aimed at Composers, Sound Artists, Instrumentalists, Performers, Media Artists.

The interaction between acoustic instruments, live electronics, and visuals represents one of the most significant and innovative practices in the field of contemporary audio-visual performance (just think of the use of immersive 3D environments originally designed for gaming experiences, such as UNREAL ENGINE, now commonly used within multimodal art installations).
Furthermore, the increasingly pervasive use of machine learning in this domain represents an essential calculation tool in order to control and compose sensitive interactions in a conscious and aesthetically oriented way.

On the occasion of a commission received from the cellist and performer Ana Topalovic, the composer Federico Placidi, the video-artist Matteo Camerini and Ana Topalovic herself, will introduce to the workshop participants some of the most salient aspects of the project in progress, and the practical use of some of the technologies used in its creation.

Topics: Max, TouchDesigner, concatenative synthesis, audio descriptors, neural networks, neural synthesis, generative models, co-improvisation/composition.

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February
h 10:00 – 18:00
Saint Louis via baccina, 47

Free entrance by booking writing to

Credits for academic courses: 2 CFA
Open to students from all Saint Louis Departments

Workshop Timetable
February 24
h 10:00 – 13:00
Machine learning for audio applications. Tools and performance strategies.
h 14:00 – 18:00
The creative process: idea formation.
February 25
10:00 – 13:00 From preparation to presentation: the perspective of an instrumentalist. Working with technology, live electronics. The behavior of light and visual narration. Sound and dramaturgy. Touch Designer: generative video and audio-reactive scenario
h 14:00 – 18:00 Live Set Wintercello


24 (Saturday) 10:00 - 25 (Sunday) 18:00(GMT+00:00)


Rome - via Baccina

via Baccina, 47