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6th Feb 2009, the sound of space – sonic image beyond the screen 5pm
This special symposium is designed to explore sound spatialisation
and its relation to the sonic image, both on and off screen. The
event is hosted in combination with SCREEN, the University of
Edinburgh Music Department , Sound Design MSc and the Soundings
The event will take place in the Graduate School Atrium at the
department of Music starting at 5pm on the 6th February 2009 and will
feature sound examples in mono, stereo, 5.1 and after the event there
will be a diffusion of music across a bespoke 20 channel sound system
curated by Robert Dow and Pete Stollery.
Chair: Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh)
Larry Sider (School of Sound) the case for mono
Marc Langsman (Dolby Labs) surround sound in computer games
Seb Jouan (Arup Acoustics) describing virtual space with ambisonics
TBC Giles Lamb (Savalas Studios, Glasgow), mixing Dolby surround for
Michael Edwards (University of Edinburgh), the joys of mixing
contemporary music in surround
Non presenting panel members
Dr Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh), Film music
Dr Martin Parker (University of Edinburgh), electronic composition,
Some themes we expect to cover:
How does a spatialised sound inform our interpretation of image?
Is spatialised sound more image-like than a point source?
What technology and tools are available to explore and expand the
perception of space in a cinema?
Surround sound standards beyond cinema?
Recording distributing and listening to music in surround sound?
Virtual space, how can we create it, why is it useful?
Can space be performed?
Electroacoustic music concert
Following the symposium, Robert Dow and Pete Stollery (University of
Aberdeen) will present a concert of electroacoustic music, diffusing
music on CD across an array of 20 loudspeakers as part of the
Soundings Festival starting at 8pm. In between pieces, they’ll
describe their approaches to spatialisation in relation to
composition and performance.
Date and location
6th February 2009, 5pm until 7pm
Graduate School Atrium, Department of Music, Alison House, 12
Nicholson Square, EH8 9DF
The symposium will be followed by a concert of music in the Reid
Concert Hall curated by Robert Dow and Pete Stollery
Please register your intention to attend this event at the link
Dr. Martin Parker
Director – MSc Sound Design
Room G.02 extension 50 2333
Tel: +44(0)131 650 2333
Mob: +44(0)7813 217 092
Department of Music
University of Edinburgh
EH8 9DF, UK
Please register here: http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/event/register/
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.