This 3-day seminar will deal with both musical and technical issues surrounding spatial composition, focusing in particular on working with wave field synthesis systems. The semina…r will be taught by Arthur Sauer and Wouter Snoei, two of the core members of the The Game Of Life Foundation‘s team. The foundation’s unique 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.
Level: 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 for further detais.
Tutors: Arthur Sauer and Wouter Snoei.
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, include free entry to evening concerts and lectures)
To sign up or request further information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.