Mobile Audio Interfaces, a workshop by sound artist Taras Mashtalir was held on April 21 as part of CYLAND Educational Program at the Taiga in St. Petersburg. These series of presentations by artists has already proven the need and desire in Media Art education proposed by the audience.
As with his previous presentation Sonic Sculpture, Mobile Audio Interfaces was dedicated to ephemeral yet very important sound-based media. Mashtalir introduced contemporary tools and methods for creating music composition and performance, particularly using iPhone/iPad for generating and modulating sound, controlling various parameters via MIDI and OSC protocols. New musical interfaces in Mashtalir’s sense reduce the coding process, that can mean a better musical progress, more time for musical ideas, less practicing, more making music, to express our own emotions musically. Attendees were encouraged to try these concepts themselves with their own mobile devices.