With Stéphane Claude, Daniel Courville, Philippe-Aubert Gauthier, Nils Peters
October 3-4, 10-11, and 24-25, 2009
Système d’Adaptive Wave Field Synthesis dans la salle semi-anéchoïque du Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke © P.-A. Gauthier, 2007
In the spirit of the workshops on Ambisonics offered at OBORO’s New Media Lab in 2007 and 2008, we are organizing a revamped workshop that will cover a variety of approaches, methods and recent applications in surround-sound.
Daniel Courville’s popular workshop on Ambisonics will be accompanied by Philippe-Aubert Gauthier’s exposé on audio localization, spatialization, and the Wave Field Synthesis system. Additionally, Nils Peters will present the principles of spatial composition and the Virtual Microphone Control (VIMIC) system.
Séphane Claude is an electronic/electroacoustic musician and audio mastering engineer. His research is concerned with providing a conceptual framework for audio recordings and he also makes sound installations. He has produced soundtracks for various image, theatre and multimedia projects by other artists. Since 1992, he has been preoccupied with the presentation of electronic art by favoring the notion of ‘active listening’. As an audio consultant, he has participated in the conception, production and integration of high-end surround sound and digital recording and mastering studios in Montreal and abroad.
Daniel Courville is a lecturer in sound production and applied computer technology at UQAM’s École des médias since 1990. He is a music producer and since 1988, has been interested in three-dimensional sound recording, processing and reproduction, particularly in Ambisonics. Recently, he has investigated the integration of Ambisonics into sound production and post-production environments through the development of modular software tools. Daniel Courville holds a master’s degree in communications from UQAM.
Audio artist Philippe-Aubert Gauthier is a junior mechanical engineer, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a master’s in science and a PhD in mechanical engineering. Researching acoustics and spatial sound, his focus is on physics of sound, room acoustics, signal processing, and sound environment reproduction. His art has taken a number of forms: works for fixed media, generative compositions, performance, audio installation and spatialization. As an audio artist, his electronic music compositions have been presented in Quebec, Canada, the United States, Chile, Mexico, France, Germany, and Belgium. His art practice and research activities are coupled in a creative and reflexive process that explores points of intersection between arts, sciences and technology.
Nils Peters is a PhD researcher in Music Technology at McGill University and affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). His work focuses on the perception and modeling of spatialized sounds. He studied electrical and audio engineering at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts and the University of Technology (Graz, Austria) and graduated with distinction. He has worked as an audio engineer in the fields of recording, post-production and live electronics in Germany, Austria, France and Canada. He is also a co-developer of Jamoma, an open-source project that facilitates art-based research and performance practice within Cycling’74′s Max5.
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