inSonic2015 - aesthetics of spatial audio in sound, music and sound-art

Workshops Program inSonic2015 Detailed

To register for a workshop, please send an e-mail to registration@insonic2015.org with the following information before the 24th of November 2015:

Please note that most of the workshops can only accommodate a limited number of participants.
You can attend as many workshops as you like but please send for each person a separate email.
Please show up if you register.
We advise you to register as soon as possible to avoid complications.

Workshop title:

3D Spatialization using Zirkonium MKIII

ID:

W-0.1

Presenter:

Chikashi Miyama

Date:

Wednesday, 25th of November

Time:

10:00 - 13:00

Location:

ZKM Minidom

Workshop description:

Zirkonium is a MacOSX application for spatial music, currently being developed at Institute for Music and Acoustic, ZKM Karlsruhe. This software enables composers and sound artists to design complex spatial trajectories with an intuitive DAW-like GUI. This workshop instructs participants on how to spatialize sound materials for 3D loudspeaker systems, using various functionalities of the newest version of Zirkonium. This workshop will take place in ZKM Minidome, a small studio equipped with 23 loudspeakers. At the end of the workshop, all participants are encouraged to create and present short spatial music for Minidome, employing Zirkonium.

Biography:

Chikashi Miyama is a composer and programmer. He received a MA from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, a Nachdiplom from Music academy of Basel, and a Ph.D from University at Buffalo, New York. His works have been accepted by ICMC twelve times and received various international prizes.
He is currently teaching at College of Music, Cologne, and working as a software developer at ZKM and ICST Zürich.

Maximum number of participants:

8 (ideal) - 10 (max)

Participation:

Participants are encouraged to develop their own piece using the system as part of the workshop

Technical requirements:

Workshop title:

Working with the blue-environment for higher order Ambisonic spatialisation and spatial granular synthesis in Csound

ID:

W-0.2

Presenter:

Jan Jacob Hofmann

Date:

Wednesday, 25th of November

Time:

14:00 - 16:00

Location:

ZKM Atelier #4

Workshop description:

The workshop gives an overview and basic knowledge about the concept and basic layout of the blue environment for spatialisation of sound and composition conceived by Jan Jacob Hofmann. With it, it is possible to assign a position in space to every sound generated using 3rd order ambisonic. The workshop will comprise the steps of sound generation and effect paths, spatialisation and score generation (composition) using Csound, blue and Cmask. Thus it is possible not only to spatialize and move an unlimited number of sounds in space but also to generate spatial granular clouds and to do compositions of spatial electroacoustic music in a somewhat intuitive way.

Biography:

Born 1966. Diploma, branch of architecture at the University Of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main and Diploma at the Staedelschule Art School at Frankfurt at the class of Peter Cook and Enric Miralles, a postgraduate class of conceptual design and architecture.
Since 1986 dealing with sound­ composition and electronic music. Work and research on Ambisonic and other spatialisation techniques since 1998. Development and publication of Csound based tools for spatialisation via higher order Ambisonic.

Maximum number of participants:

No limit

Participation:

Follow workshop with personal computer and try their first experiments on spatialisation with the environment

Technical requirements:

Workshop title:

Introduction to Wave Field Synthesis for Music Composition and Sound Installation Art

ID:

W-0.3

Presenters:

Markus Noisternig (IRCAM) and Fernando Rincon Estrada (UCSB)

Date:

Wednesday, 25th of November

Time:

14:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 18:00

Location:

HfG Grosses Studio

Workshop description:

This workshop gives an introduction to wave field synthesis (WFS) processing for music performance and sound installation art. It explains the basic theory of sound field reproduction and describes the concepts for different spatial audio effects (e.g., focussed sound sources and sound source directivity rendering).
Listening session: Sound examples will be given on 128-loudspeaker array using IRCAM Spat (Max/Msp) and WFS Collider (SuperCollider).

Biography (Markus Noisternig):

Markus Noisternig is Researcher at IRCAM, CNRS, Sorbonne Universities–UPMC in Paris, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz, and also lectures at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. As an undergraduate and postgraduate he studied Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering as well as Computer Music Composition at the University of Technology and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Biography (Fernando Rincón Estrada):

Fernando Rincón Estrada is a Colombian composer based in Santa Barbara, California. His work focuses mainly on chamber music performance involving acoustic and mixed media. Aspects of rhythm and timbre are recurrent materials of his compositional work, and presently sound spatialization and microtonality are also research interests for the development of his work. His music has been performed in Europe, North and South America.

Maximum number of participants:

20 per session

Participation:

This workshop gives an introduction to wave field synthesis (WFS) processing for music performance and sound installation art. It explains the basic theory of sound field reproduction and describes the concepts for different spatial audio effects (e.g., focussed sound sources and sound source directivity rendering).

Listening session:

Sound examples will be given on 128-loudspeaker array using IRCAM Spat (Max/Msp) and WFS Collider (SuperCollider).

Workshop title:

Sonic Emotion

ID:

W-0.4

Presenters:

Raphael Foulon and Etienne Corteel

Date:

Thursday, 26th of November

Time:

10:00 - 13:00

Location:

ZKM Minidom

Workshop description:

The workshop aims at offering participants the possibility to work within the Sonic Emotion Wave 1 environment. The Wave 1 is a 3D sound processor that offers flexible Wave Field Synthesis rendering, including height-rendering support, with a set of tools that enable easy object based content creation. The tools provide advanced 3D sound authoring possibilities including real time manipulation of virtual sound sources, trajectories, LFOs that can either be monitored live or recorded on a timeline using Reaper or Ableton Live.

The participants would be provided with a set of tools, template sessions and an offline headphone version of the Wave 1 rendering prior to the workshop. The workshop will consist of a small lecture followed by hands on sessions with participants who can provide their own individual tracks. Other passive participants are welcome to participate and get hands on experience of the tools.

Biography (Raphaël Foulon):

Raphaël Foulon has received a M. Sc. in Acoustics Signal Processing and Computer Science Applied to Music from Paris 6 University in 2012. He is the interface designer for Sonic Emotion. His work consists of creating software that features innovative ways of spatializing audio objects, while integrating the ergonomics that are standard to the music production environments. His background includes signal processing, computer science, and generative design.

Biography (Etienne Corteel):

Etienne Corteel has received a Ph. D. degree in acoustics and signal processing from Paris 6 University, France in 2004 that was completed at IRCAM between 2002 and 2004. He is working for sonic emotion since 2006 and occupies the position of CTO since early 2015. His activities include the research and development of new technologies and products for 3D sound rendering targeting consumer (soundbars, headphones, TVs) and professional applications (Wave 1).

Maximum number of participants:

4 (active) - 8 (passive)

Participation:

Technical requirements:

raphael.foulon@sonicemotion.com
etienne.corteel@sonicemotion.com

sonic emotion

Workshop title:

Advanced Spatialization Control for the Sound Pavilion “The Morning Line”

ID:

W-0.5

Presenters:

Jannis Lehnert and Sabine Schäfer

Date:

Thursday, 26th of November

Time:

Theoretical intro: 14:00 - 14:30 Practical examples: 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

Theoretical intro: ZKM Lecture hall Practical examples: Outdoors by TML

Workshop Description:

Advanced Spatialization Control For the Sound Pavilion “The Morning Line”, exhibited at the ZKM_Forecourt / Created in the context of the Sound Art Composition “The Morning Line Bell” by Sabine Schäfer / Designed and programmed by Jannis Lehnert.

The spatialization control for the sound pavilion The Morning Line (TML) was developed in the context of “TopoPhonien” a sound art series of the artist Sabine Schäfer, who created the commissioned work "The Morning Line Bell" for “inSONIC2015”.

47 speakers are built in the metal construction of TML. The sound engineer and software programmer Jannis Lehnert, with Sabine Schäfer worked together since 2013, has developed a software control within the meaning of the TopoPhonien aesthetics.

Sound generation and movement are precisely synchronized via the 47-channel speaker system of TML and simultaneously sounding sound layers are independently distributed spatially accurate, inter alia the involvement of SPAT (IRCAM).

The workshop provides a brief introduction to the sound composition and describes the software design of the spatialization control suited for the interesting loudspeaker arrangement of TML which is designed by Dr. Tony Myatt, Research Director of the TBA21- Academy.

Biography (Sabine Schäfer):

Sabine Schäfer, artist of sound art, lives and works in Karlsruhe (GER), studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm. DAAD scholarship for studies in the field of digital sound generation and spatialization control (USA/NL). 1993 Siemens Media Art Prize for the sound art project "TopoPhonien". Lecturer at the University of Music Karlsruhe. 2004-08 member of the DEGEM board. 1998-2013 work as artist couple together with Joachim Krebs. 2015 guest lecturer at the University of the Arts in Bern (CH). www.sabineschaefer.de
http://www.sabineschaefer.de/

Biography (Jannis Lehnert):

Jannis Lehnert made first experiences in software development and arranging/composing in art- and popular music as adolescent. He works as pianist/keyboardist and sound engineer. Since 2013 he studies popular music production and classical recording at the Institut of Music and Media Düsseldorf. In the same year he started the collaboration with Sabine Schäfer and was involved in several of her projects.

Maximum number of participants:

15 (demo session)

Workshop title:

Experiencing opportunities of spatial sound projection using the icosahedral loudspeaker

ID:

W-0.6

Presenters:

Gerriet K. Sharma and Florian Wendt

Date:

Thursday, 26th of November

Time:

15:00 - 17:00 17:00 - 19:00

Location:

HfG Grosses Studio

Workshop Description:

This workshop introduces participants to the basic aural experiences of the icosahedral loudspeaker (ICO, [1]). Additionally, composers will be given the opportunity to spatialize sounds by playing with its control interface.

In contrast to common surrounding loudspeaker systems, this loudspeaker array allows individual control of the strengths of the direct sound and the wall reflections. In this way, the ICO is a tool to orchestrate wall reflections as compositional element of electroacoustic music.

Audio playback is controlled via Reaper using ambiX plugins (free available, [2]). We encourage participants to bring their own sounds (max. 30s) whose spatial projection can be experienced together. Sounds can either be .wav files or ready-to-use Ambisonic projects created using Reaper and the ambiX plugins.
The workshop will be repeated twice to provide a maximum of individual experience to its participants.

[1] http://iem.kug.ac.at/osil
[2] http://www.matthiaskronlachner.com/?p=2015

Biography:

Gerriet K. Sharma and Florian Wendt are both enrolled in the doctoral school of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and work at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics within the research project OSIL (Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker).

Sharma studied Media Art at Academy of Media Arts Cologne and composition/ computer music at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His primary aim is the composition of sculptural sound phenomena using the icosahedral loudspeaker and their associated perception.

Wendt studied electrical/audio engineering at Graz University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His scientific fundamental research focuses on spatial perception of sound in rooms and its modelling.

Maximum number of participants:

10 - 20

Participation:

Participants explore control interface of the icosahedral loudspeaker

Technical requirements: