GLOBALE: inSonic2015
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International spatial sound conference
Wed, November 25, 2015 – Sat, November 28, 2015, Festival
The international conference »inSonic2015« offers a platform for composers, scientists, artists, and students to work with spatial audio, sound art, and multi-channel media applications. The main focus of the program is the theoretical and practical exploration of aesthetic concepts of spatial audio situated in the spectrum between music and sound art.

The program covers the latest techniques, such as wave field synthesis and high-order ambisonics, the potential of complex loudspeaker architectures, as well as unconventional and hybrid arrangements of multi-channel sound sources. Thus »inSonic2015« engages with different musical and artistic concepts, combining the academic concert space with workshops of sound artists, the laboratories of acousticians, the electronic studios of composers, and the rehearsal rooms of musicians using digital production methods. In the week before the conference, workshops, demonstrations, and tutorials invite visitors to explore the latest concepts and techniques.


Wed, 25.11.2015 | Thurs, 26.11.2015 | Fri, 27.11.2015 | Sat, 28.11.2015 |

Wed, Nov 25, 2015

9:30 am–10 am
10 am–1 pm
ZKM_Mini dome (1st floor)
3D Spatialization using Zirkonium MKIII
Workshop by Chikashi Miyama (ZKM)
2 pm–4 pm
ZKM_studio 4 (1st floor)
Working with the blue-environment for higher order Ambisonic spatialisation and spatial granular synthesis in Csound
Workshop by Jan Jacob Hofmann
2 pm–4 pm & 4 pm–6 pm
HfG; Great studio
Introduction to Wave Field Synthesis for Music Composition and Sound Installation Art
Workshop by Markus Noisternig (IRCAM) & Fernando Rincon Estrada (UCSB)

Thurs, Nov 26, 2015

9:30 am–10 am
10 am–1 pm
ZKM_Mini dome (1st floor)
Introduction to Wave Field Synthesis for Music Composition and Sound Installation Art
Workshop by Raphael Foulon & Etienne Corteel
2 pm–3 pm
ZKM_Lecture Hall & ZKM_Forecourt
Advanced Spatialization Control for the Sound Pavilion »The Morning Line«
Workshop by Jannis Lehnert & Sabine Schäfer
3–5 pm & 5–7 pm
HfG; Great studio
Experiencing opportunities of spatial sound projection using the icosahedral loudspeaker
Workshop by Gerriet K. Sharma & Florian Wendt
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Concert 1
with works by Jan Jacob Hofman, Enrico Pedicone, Elmar Farchmin, Natasha Barrett, Martin Rumori, Ludger Brümmer, Holly Herndon and Fernando Rincón Estrada
9:30 pm–10 pm
Concert 2
Compositions for »The Morning Line« with works by Sabine Schäfer, Stephan Mathieu and Keith Fullerton Whitman

Fri, Nov 27, 2015

9:30 am–10 am
10 am–7:30 pm
9:30 am–6 pm Symposium  
ZKM_Cube 9:30 am Keynote: Natascha Barrett: »Composing Space«
  10:30 am Jérémie Garcia: »Interactive-Algorithmic Control of Sound Spatialization«
ZKM_Lecture Hall 11:30 am Matthias Frank: »What we already know about spatialization with compact spherical arrays as variable-directivity loudspeakers«
  12 pm Philippe-Aubert Gauthier: »Sound Field Reproduction of Microphone Array Recordings Using the Lasso and the Elastic-net: Theory, Application Examples and Artistic Potentials«
  12:30 pm Thierry Coduys: »IanniX«
  4 pm Keynote: Olivier Warusfel: »Immersive Audio Rendering and the Perception of Space«
  5 pm Sean Williams: »Osaka Expo ’70: The Promise and reality of a Spherical Sound Stage«
  5:20 pm Klarenz Barlow: »)ertur( : Apertures in Pitch-, Colour- Time-, Timbral and Cartesian Space«
  5:40 pm Paul Omen: »4DSound«
  6 pm Chikashi Myami: »Zirkonium MK III – a Toolkit for Spatial Composition«
2 pm–2:40 pm
HfG; Great studio & Atrium
Concert 3
Demo with works by Gunther Rost, Martin Rumori, Marnin Jahnke and Daniel Lindenkreuz
7:30 pm–8:45 pm
Concert 4
with works by Robert Sazdov, Rocha Namur Matos, Herrmann Mitchell, Barry Truax and Daniel Gomes
9 pm–10 pm
ZKM_Media Theater
Concert 5
with works by Solveig Risacher, Daniel Mayer, Brona Martin, Peter Färber and CREATE Ensemble
10:15 pm–11:15 pm
Concert 6
with works by Kosmas Giannoutakis, Gerrit Kuge, Lukas Rehm and Max Lange
from 11:15 pm

Sat, Nov 28, 2015

10 am–7:30 pm
9:30 am–6 pm
HfG, Great studio
  9:30 am Keynote: Barry Truax: »Multi-channel Music Technology and the Aesthetics of Acoustic Space«
  10:30 am Yuan-Yi Fan: »Symbols and Boundaries: Creating Soundscape via& Organizing Nearables Data«
  10:55 am Namur Matos Roscha: »Geometry Dynamique«
  11:20 am Michael Clark: »Tim(br)e 2«
  12:00 pm Gerriet K. Sharma: »Towards understanding and verbalizing spatial sound phenomena in electronic music«
  12:30 pm Patrick Saint-Denis: »Sway Array: A Physical Visual Music Project Using a Robotic Loudspeaker Array«
  2 pm Keynote: Edwin van der Heide: »Different Approaches to Sound, Different Approaches to Art«
  3 pm Andrew Hill: »Hear This Space – Curation & Site Sensitive Multichannel Concerts«
  3:30 pm Curtis Roads: »Spatialization in Electronic Music«
4:30 pm–6 pm
HfG, Great studio
Audio Art in Spatial Domains: Learning from the Past, Living for Today or Hoping for the Future?
(Chair: Tony Myatt)
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Concert 7
with works by David Ledoux, Gerriet K. Sharma, Rama Gottfried, Curtis Roads, Michael Clarke, Takuto Fukuda and Marco Kempf
10 pm
Fleischmarkthalle (Kreativpark Alter Schlachthof)
with Helena Hauff, Thomas Brinkmann, Kohei Matsunaga (aka NHK yx Koyxen) and others (curated by Mark Fell)

Fri–Sat, Nov 27—28, 2015, 10 am–7:30 pm

HfG, Atrium 3 Daniel Lindenkreuz & Marnin Jahnke: »Untitled Study for Three Moving Speakers« (Live performance: Nov 27, 2015, 2 pm)
HfG, Atrium 4 Yuan-Yi Fan: »Symbols and Boundaries«
HfG, Atrium 3–4 Petros Tatsiopoulos: »Geodesic Octahedron«
HfG, Blue salon Thomas Gerwin: »transFORM or Zuang for 4«
HfG, Room 113 LAYTBEUIS: »Interference«
HfG, Room 115 Samuel Emde & Lucas Poncet: »Zuhören!«
HfG, Room 103 Georgia Spiropoulos: »GEOGRAFIA SONORA«
HfG, Room 101 Stephan Groß & Martin Groß: »CHAMBER TONE«
ZKM, long Studio
Francesc Martí: »Speech 3«
  Belia Winnewisser: »Das Glasperlenspiel
ZKM_Music Balcony Elke Reinhuber: »VENOMENON
ZKM_Music Balcony Cécile Le Prado: »VOCATIFS«««
ZKM_Music Balcony Natascha Rehberger: »Rata-Schaan«
ZKM | Media Lounge Natalie Bewernitz & Marek Goldowski: »UNVEILED PRESENCE (NYC)«
Transition ZKM / HfG Sabine Schäfer: »topophonic lines««
ZKM, small seminar room Martin Rumori, Gunther Rost: »Goldberg-Ellipse
ZKM, great seminar room Lorenz Erdmann: »Mapping Amanger«
ZKM, 2nd floor Robert Pravda: »Monoid a.k.a. My New Speaker«
Project team
Ludger Brümmer, ZKM Karlsruhe
Paul Modler, HfG Karlsruhe
Götz Dipper, ZKM Karlsruhe
Marie-Kristin Meier, ZKM Karlsruhe
Lorenz Schwarz, HfG Karlsruhe
Jonas Beile, HfG Karlsruhe
Marco Kempf, HfG Karlsruhe
Yannick Hofmann, ZKM Karlsruhe
Muhammad Hafiz Wan Rosli, CREATE/MAT, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Luise Wiesenmüller, ZKM
Elisabeth Kuon, HfG Karlsruhe
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
  • HfG, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, D
  • CREATE, The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • MAT, Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • IRCAM, Institute for music/acoustic research and coordination, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • HKB, Hochschule der Künste Bern, CH
  • IoSR, Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey, UK

»inSonic2015« takes place in the context of the BWS plus project »Studiennetzwerk Raum-Medien-Klang« [Study Network Space – Media – Sound]. BWS plus is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM – a program for students of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.

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