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3D Sound Workshop poster

Composing and performing with 3D sound

Workshop Introduction

The 5 day workshop contains a gentle introduction, hands-on exercises and gives time for individuals or groups to compose and create pieces of music/sound art with a 32 channel 3 D Sound System. 3D audio is a technology for reproduction of audio in space, adding the vertical dimension and higher resolution to usual surround sound. The natural dynamics of sound in space can be imitated and immersive life-like listening experiences can be created.

The workshop is open to artists interested in performance, composition, installation and the technical aspects of immersive and spatial audio. The projects will be performed at the final public concert on 29 of October (location TBA). The workshop is ideal for musicians, DJs, composers, theatre directors, producers, artists, audio engineers and programmers. No previous knowledge in 3D audio required.

Workshop Logistics

Location: Mallya Aditi International School, RWF West Colony, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560106

Getting here bus routes: G9 (from Shivajinagar) You can take the Srishti bus from Mekhri Circle at 8:15 a.m.

Day 1 23rd October, 2017 - Introduction to 3D audio

10:00 A.M.: Introductions

10:30 A.M. Mr. Umashankar Mantravadi

  • Ambisonic recording/capturing space with sound.
  • Instroduction to Ambisonics
  • History of sound+space
  • Recording space
  • Listening to Brahma

1:00 P.M.: Lunch

2:00 P.M.: Recording Session

Day 2 24th October, 2017

Felix

  • Training in the relevant technical aspects of 3D audio speaker setups, such as 3D audio rendering systems, object based / channel based audio, signal flow and signal transformation

  • Overview and D.I.Y Construction of a 3D sound system by Felix Deufel

  • project pitch of each group / individual

  • planning of the individual production timeslots for each project

  • hands-on exercises that will familiarize the participants with working with sound in space

  • Wiring an Amplifier to the Sound System.

  • listening to examples.

  • Ideas for Work

Day 3 25th October, 2017

  • introduction MAX/MSP and Pure Data, remote control 3D audio by Yashas

  • OSC in Pure Data and MAX/MSP

  • individual and intense production timeslots for each project, supervised and assisted by the hosts

Day 4 26th October, 2017

  • individual and intense production timeslots for each project, supervised and assisted by the hosts

Day 5 27th October, 2017

  • individual and intense production timeslots for each project, supervised and assisted by the hosts

Day 6 28/29th October, 2017

  • Final rehearsal and final event – public presentation of the projects

Participants

  • Suresh Kumar
  • Sudhir Tatavarti
  • Nikhil Nagaraj
  • Alex John
  • Daniel Miller

Software

References and Books

  • What’s wrong with Quadrophonics?,Gerzon M
  • ‘Surround-sound psychoacoustics’,Gerzon M

Acknowledgements and Support

  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Goethe-Institut-Bangalore, Bangalore Residency Program
  • (Art)ScienceBLR
  • The Indian Sonic Research Organisation
  • Wisp Kollektiv
  • Special thanks to Michael Romanov for Ambisonic Decoder support