The 2017 Spatial Music Workshop

Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 to Thursday, August 3, 2017
Location & Time: 

Moss Arts Center

The 2017 Spatial Music Workshop at Virginia Tech: Call for Proposals

The third Spatial Music Workshop will take place at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech from July 30 – August 3, 2017. 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.

Each participant will have a significant amount of studio time to compose and experiment in The Cube, a 3D sound system outfitted with 147 speakers (124 JBL SCS 8, 4 Meyer UMS-1P, 10 JBL LSR6328P, 1 JBL 5628 subwoofer, and 9 Holosonic AS-24), as well as the Perform Studio, which houses a 24.4 channel surround speaker array (24 Genelec 8030A, 4 Genelec 7060B). 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.

Please apply here