The workshop has already reached it’s enrollment limit, and in response EMPAC is offering a lecture-only option during the week.
Rama Gottfried (Ph.D graduate, BCNM and CNMAT) will be assisting Hans Tutschku, and Markus Noisternig in a five-day intensive workshop on the technical, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding spatial audio platforms, particularly focused on Wave Field Synthesis and High-Order Ambisonics.
The workshop is hosted by EMPAC at Rensselaer along with IRCAM (the Paris-based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), and HUSEAC (Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition) with the intention to will give participants the opportunity to experience large-scale, complex audio setups in pristine acoustic environments.
The intensive will explore over July 10th to 14th, a variety of spaces throughout EMPAC, granting participants access to the sophisticated audio systems in place. The workshop will run from 10AM–6PM each day with lectures in the mornings and scheduled time later in the evenings in each venue. In addition to smaller studio spaces, five venues will be outfitted with high-channel-count audio arrays, including:
- 1,200-seat Concert Hall
with 248-channel Wave Field Synthesis Array and 60-channel Ambisonic array.
- Large absorptive studio
(66’x51’x33’; 315m2, 12m high) with 124-channel Wave Field Synthesis Array and 20-channel Ambisonic array.
- Large diffusive studio
(44’x55’x18’; 230m2, 9m high) with 20-channel Ambisonic array.
- Theater stage
(40’x80’x60’; 300m2, 20m high) with 186-channel Wave Field Synthesis Array and 20-channel Ambisonic array.
Read more at the EMPAC website here.