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Seminar: Realtime Sound Spatialization with Wave Field Synthesis

  • Location:
    Fabra i Coats, Sant Adrià, 20. , Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Two of the core members of The Game of Life’s Foundation team will impart a 3-day seminar on realtime sound spatialization with wave field synthesis. The seminar will deal with both compositional and technical issues surrounding spatial music and, focusing on electroacustic composition for wave field synthesis systems. The Game Of Life Foundation‘s mobile wave field synthesis system (composed of 192 speakers and 12 subwoofers) will be available on-site for participants to learn to operate the system and gain hands-on familiarity with space as a compositional parameter.

Wave field synthesis is a technique for sound spatialisation. It produces “artificial” wave fronts synthesized by a large number of individually driven speakers. Such wave fronts seem to originate from a virtual starting point. Contrary to traditional spatialization techniques such as stereo, the localization of virtual sources in WFS does not depend on or change with the listener’s position. As opposed to most multichannel systems, WFS has no sweet spot and allows for a wider optimal listening area.

Tutors: Arthur Sauer and Wouter Snoei.

Level: This seminar is aimed at musicians, composers, sound and media artists, music software developers, Participants will be organized into two groups according to their background and experience. The first group will work with a graphical GUI interface and requires just basic sound editing knowledge. The second group will use the SuperCollider interface to the wave field synthesis system and thus requires previous familiarity with this environment. Don’t hesitate getting in touch with us by email for further detais.

Monday 18.06.2012, 10:00-18:00 (with lunch break)
Tuesday 09.06.2012, 10:00-18:00 (with lunch break)
Wednesday 20.06.2012, 10:00-18:00 (with lunch break)

Location: Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació. Sant Adrià, 20. Barcelona. Metro Sant Andreu.

Price: 160€ (limited places available, includes free entry to evening concerts and lectures)

+info: [ http://lullcec.org/en/2012/workshops/espacialitzacio-del-so-amb-wave-field-synthesis/

To sign up or request further information, please send an email to info@lullcec.org.

This activity is organized by l’ull cec with the collaboration of the Mondriaan Foundation, MACBA, The Game Of Life Foundation, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona i Fabra Coats – Fábrica de Creació.