The 2018 Spatial Music Workshop

Sunday, August 5, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018
Moss Arts Center
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

The 2018 Spatial Music Workshop at Virginia Tech: Call for Proposals

The fourth Spatial Music Workshop will take place at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech from August 5 – August 9, 2018. The workshop will consist of sessions on spatialization techniques, software systems for spatialization, discussions of current research in spatialization, and listening to electronic music composed for high-density loudspeaker arrays (HDLAs).

We welcome applications from composers, sound engineers, acoustic researchers, or anyone else for whom 3-D spatial sound is highly pertinent to their work. There are no stylistic limits or preferences for proposals. While we welcome applications from students and educators working in academia, we are very interested to receive applications from artists and researchers working outside of academia as well. We welcome proposals of collaboration projects, as well as proposals from individuals.

Each participant will have a significant amount of studio time to compose and experiment in The Cube, a 3D sound system outfitted with 148 speakers (124 JBL SCS 8, 4 Meyer UMS-1P, 10 JBL LSR6328P, 2 JBL 5628 subwoofers, and 9 Holosonic AS-24), as the Perform Studio, which houses a 24.4 channel surround speaker array (24 Genelec 8030A and 4 Genelec 7060B subwoofers), and the DISIS Lab, which houses a 16.2 channel array (16 Genelec 8030 and 2 Genelec 7350A subwoofers). On the last day of the workshop, participants will publicly share their work and experiments undertaken in The Cube, and will receive an ambisonic recording of their multichannel work created during the workshop.

We require that participants be conversant with digital audio sound systems and fluent with computer music software such as Max/MSP or SuperCollider. Work will be undertaken on the Mac OS platform.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but participants will be responsible for their costs of travel to Blacksburg, and lodging.

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