Jörg Piringer February 3th at 7 2015

Jörg Piringer (Austria)

[Digital interactive visual sound poetry]

February 3 to 7, 2016


Piringer’s text & sound art applications

Professional workshop for IOS, Apple Watch and OSX

 Notman House / February 3 – 1 PM to 4 PM

Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen

Evening of performances

Double program with Montreal artist Alexis O’Hara

La Vitrola / February 4 – 8 PM

Les mots dans l’espace / Words in Space

audiovisual text performance workshop

Agence TOPO / February 6 and 7 – 10 AM to 4 PM



Agence TOPO announces the forthcoming visit in Montreal of Jörg Piringer, an Austrian artist and researcher in the fields of electronic music, radio art, sound and visual electronic poetry, interactive collaborative systems, online communities, live performance, sound installations, computer games and video art. He will give a series of workshops and performances between February 3 and 7, 2016.

Piringer is a poet, musician and programmer whose practice oscillates between language, literature, graphic and sound poetry, and computer art. In 2015, he was awarded as the outstanding artist of the year in media arts by the Department of Arts and Culture of the Chancellery of Austria.

Its program of activities in Montreal includes: – a professional workshop dedicated to application developers for iOS, OSX and Apple Watch, on February 3 at the Notman House; – a performance at La Vitrola, on February 4, with the Montreal poet and performer Alexis O’Hara, as part of the media performance series Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen; – and a weekend workshop on February 6 and 7 at Agence TOPO, for artists interested in experimenting with the tools and methods of Jörg Piringer. This workshop is part of Les mots dans l’espace / Words in Space, a training program in digital literature organized annually by Agence TOPO with invited artist(s). Jörg Piringer will also participate on February 3 at the third edition of COMPOSITE, a forum for digital creativity which gives rise to connections and cross-pollination between creators, artists’ centres, organizations, businesses, and professionals operating within the digital milieu. 


 Né en 1974, Jörg Piringer vit et travaille en Autriche. Ses œuvres explorent l’intelligibilité et l’abstraction à travers la vidéo, le son, l’installation, la performance et la net-litterature de l'Internet. Il utilise les codes du langage écrit et parlé des médias de masse comme une expérience personnelle lui permettant d’amplifier son idée que la poésie est aussi un processus d’information. Il détient une maitrise en informatique et il est membre de l’Institut de recherche Transacoustic et du Vegetable Orchestra.

örg piringer  

[digital sound visual interactive poetry etc.]


Born in 1974 , Jörg Piringer lives and works in Austria. His works explore the intelligibility and abstraction through video, sound, installation, performance and net – literature of the Internet. He uses the codes of written and spoken language of the mass media as a personal experience to amplify his idea that poetry is also an information process. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and he is a member of the Transacoustic Research Institute and the Vegetable Orchestra.


The visit of Jörg Piringer is made possible with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.





Wednesday, February 3 – 1 PM to 4 PM
Notman House – 51 Sherbrooke Street West
A professional workshop around Piringer’s text & sound art applications
for iOS, Apple Watch and OSX.
Free – registration required : diffusion@agencetopo.qc.ca

Jörg Piringer is an artist involved in digital art and computer programming. Freelance artist and researcher, he develops applications for online communities, live performances, sound installations, computer games and video art. In this workshop at the Notman House, Piringer will show the concepts and talk about the development & dissemination of his award winning text and sound art apps for iOS, Apple Watch and OSX, including:

unimator // uses the whole character set of the device including Smileys, Emojis, and other symbols and scripts. Enter the texts with a special keyboard that shows all possible characters. Make animated ascii-art and astonishing text animations.


tiny poems // brings concrete minimal poetry to mobile devices like Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad. The pieces show short and dynamic texts for the wrist. The poems reflect time and vanity and change constantly according to the continuosly passing time.


unicode infinite // a generative interactive infinite text video installation. It animates the glyphs of the basic multilingual plane of the unicode standard and presents this range of the human culture of writing as a polyphonic text video installation.


konsonant // plays with letters and sounds, builds acoustic machines and controls morphing clouds. Enjoy the sounds and shapes of letters by line drawing, physics simulations or acoustic networks.
Awarded at App Art Award 2012


More details about other apps :
RealBeat http://www.apps.piringer.net/realbeat.php
gravity clock http://www.apps.piringer.net/gravity-clock.php
RealBeat for Mac http://www.apps.piringer.net/realbeat-mac.php


Thursday, February 4 – 8 PM
La Vitrola – 4602 St-Laurent Bld.
Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen – Evening of performances
Jörg Piringer (Austria) darkvoice
Alexis O’Hara (Montreal) Spoken Noise
Entrance : 10 $ / 5 $ (member)

darkvoice is an electronic audiovisual text performance about the role of spoken language in the age of permanent and all-encompassing surveillance. In analogy to historic secret languages like German Rotwelsch or the French argot the performance investigates the construction of an electronic secret language that cannot be understood at all. This language is called darkvoice :

darkvoice is the obfuscation of language. darkvoice is the code-talker that no one understand because his language never existed. darkvoice is the ultimate self-censorship, the undecipherable message. darkvoice is the sound of the new world order, the private language of the net.

The acoustic and visual material of the performance consists only of voice, electronically manipulated voice and text or letter-shapes.


Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7 – 10 AM to 5 PM
Agence TOPO – 5445 de Gaspé ave., suite 608
Les mots dans l’espace / Words in Space
audiovisual text performance workshop
Workshop with the tools and methods of Jörg Piringer
Registration fee – 50 $ / person

With Les mots dans l’espace / Words in Space, Agence TOPO invites researchers and practitioners of digital literature to develop their expertise in the field of text and literature spacialisation, in the physical and virtual spaces.

In this workshop, participants will work on ideation, creation and media performance from poetry or text. They will use simple devices and software to manipulate, reorder and edit their own voice. The objective is to come to a live performance and to create visual text. This workshop does not require computer knowledge or other technology, simply knowing how to write and speak.

Participants need a laptop
Registration required
Info : Agence TOPO / 514 279-8676