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Audiovisual Coding using Hydra

Musician and audiovisual artist Sonia Killmann leads a crash course on the open-source coding software Hydra.

FACT Liverpool
88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ
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Studio/Lab, Third Floor


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Join Sonia Killmann for a three hour crash course in the browser-based software Hydra — an open-source programme that allows users to code their own visuals and create audio-reactive experiences.

This workshop does not require any prior knowledge in Hydra or coding, and is designed by Sonia to be accessible to anyone of any discipline. Get ready to play and create, whilst expanding your artistic practice.

A laptop with internet access and Google Chrome is required. Headphones are desirable. If you'd like to request the use of a FACT laptop, please reach out to us when booking at

Please note that this event is for those aged 18 and above.


Sonia Killmann is a saxophone player, electronic musician, and audiovisual artist whose practice is deeply influenced by interdisciplinary work and collaborative processes. Sonia works primarily as an electronic and multi-media composer and strives to create immersive experiences for audiences. Her work is based on improvisational processes from which Sonia creates live audiovisual shows, sound art and scores.

In January 2022 Sonia taught a 5 week course in Hydra and electronic music making in Yekaterinburg on a British council residency in Russia. Since then, the composer has worked in many cities across Europe. In 2024 they also spent two weeks at the Electronic Music Studios (EMS) in Stockholm, and completed a residency in Cove Park with Laura Mannelli. Sonia is also going on a tour of Scotland with Vanishing Point and Imogen Stirling to present Love The Sinner as the musician on stage. Sonia is currently working as an embedded artist with the Glasgow-based Cryptic, the internationally renowned home of audiovisual art and experimentation.


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With Studio/Lab membership, enjoy access to a large city-centre workspace including video and sound editing studios, new-generation technology, entry-level immersive kit, and digital production tools. You’ll be able to attend knowledge-sharing opportunities with artists and creatives who have expertise in a wide range of practices, as well as community meetings and socials.

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