Spatial Audio Summer Seminar at EMPAC in July

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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the second annual Spatial Audio Summer Seminar July 9-22. Co-presented by the Paris-based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) and Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, the intensive seminar is a rare opportunity for musicians, composers, programmers, and audio engineers to study the fundamentals of multichannel spatial audio in pristine acoustic environments. Participants will experience multiple large spatial audio systems, including Wave Field Synthesis, High-Order Ambisonics, and Binaural audio.

Researcher Markus Noisternig (IRCAM), professor Chris Chafe (Stanford), and other guests will join EMPAC’s audio staff in dissecting technical and artistic concerns in the creation and presentation of high-count multi-channel sound projection. Using the full capabilities of EMPAC’s sonic infrastructure, including over 700 channels of audio and EMPAC’s Wave Field Synthesis array, the seminar will consist of lectures, roundtables, listening sessions, workshops, and performances.

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