Audible Spaces: Lecture/Workshop by Sebastian Frisch
12.12.2015 17:00h
Audible Spaces: Lecture/Workshop by Sebastian Frisch
The lecture Audible Spaces by Sebastian Frisch is focused on human spatial hearing processes and its potential use in (headphone) computer music. Artworks, psychoacoustic theories, live demonstrations and audio excerpts will be presented to gain possible answers to questions like: How is space used in classical music compositions? What are principles of human spatial sound perception? How can these principles be used in computer-music? The lecture works as the introduction to the following workshop with the Ableton Live Plugin - SPASM 4 Live. SPASM 4 Live let you transform your headphones into a 3D sound environment by staging sounds in a virtual space. In the beginning, we will build a virtual ‘zoo’ to get familiar with the functionalities of the software. Afterwards, participants are encouraged to construct their own sound environment. There are no skills in computer music or Ableton Live required!

Necessary equipment for the workshop:
- Computer with Ableton Live 9 - 32bit Version (free trail is available on https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ )
- Max 6+ (no license required - https://cycling74.com/downloads)
- Headphones
The research project SPASM 4 Live was commissioned by V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam (NL).

Sebastian Frisch researches and creates works as an artist, musician, and developer. He makes use of a diverse set of media technologies to create immersive experiences and discover possible connections between the digital and the palpable. His main interest belong to the fields of sound, space and acoustic ecology. Sebastian studied Sound Art and Computer Science at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and graduated recently from the ArtScience Master’s program at the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

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