Spatial Music Workshop

Workshop for composers


Submission period

Tue Jan 14 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Apr 1 at 11:59 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Apr 7 at 4 PM UTC
Project Arts Centre, Cube Space
Date: 14 April, 2—6pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: €75 (€50 unwaged)
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2020

In this practical hands-on introductory workshop, composers will review the technical requirements for spatial electroacoustic music production in a concert setting. The workshop is aimed at any electronic music composer who produces fixed media works, and who would like to learn about the process of realising fixed media works on multichannel loudspeaker arrays.
The workshop will be led by Enda Bates who will guide participants in reviewing presentation formats, compositional implications of using various loudspeaker arrangements, file formats, best practices in file management and distribution, file types, loudspeaker alignment techniques and how to share information with sound engineers. Participants will review specific practical issues relating to realising submitted works, as well as strategies for dealing with differing, unexpected or flexible sparkler layouts.

Suitable for all composers of electroacoustic music, who are interested in learning about the practical aspects of spatial sound reproduction is concert environments. Participant composers are not required to have any prior knowledge or experience of sound projection or spatialisation, but should conversant with contemporary music aesthetics and electroacoustic music techniques. Composers can submit any type of fixed media sound work including stereo files, multichannel or ambisonic files. Selected submitted works will be realised in a dedicated concert with 8-channel loudspeaker array.

Spatial Music Workshop participants will receive a Music Current Festival pass to all programmed festival concerts.

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