Soundstack 2019

A free two day series of workshops, concerts & masterclasses on the art and technologies of spatial audio. This year Soundstack happens on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November 2019, at Queen Mary University London. 
Apply to attend here before 30 September. Places are free, limited and popular, so the more effort you put into your application, the better your chances! Find out more below, or contact a[dot]mcarthur[at]qmul.ac.uk with questions. 
This is an intermediate-level event, and requires some understanding of spatial sound. 

These workshops will introduce you to four artist-engineers working at the cutting edge of spatial sound for VR, AR, installations and performance. Over both days you will hear about specific software and techniques, as well as the aesthetic potential of working with immersive sound in fixed and real-time settings. You will have hands-on instruction, as well as a demonstration of work. By the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of how to spatially compose sound as space. 
Program details are to be confirmed, though we will welcome the IKO loudspeaker array to the UK, and working with the Media & Arts Tech (MAT) programme's 24-channel speaker system:

https://iaem.at/Members/projekte/sphericalarrays/compact-spherical-loudspeaker-arrays

https://iem.kug.ac.at/projects/osil/about-the-iko/history.html

http://iko.sonible.com/en.html

The invited artists this year are:

Gerriet Sharma

Till Bovermann

Giulia Vismara

And also Soundstack founder:

Angela McArthur 

 

Soundstack 2019 will focus on the aesthetics of sound as space, in an attempt to address this often under-considered area. Relative to the technologies with which we can create spatial sound, aesthetic strategies and conceptual frameworks seem undeveloped, scarce, and disparate. 

How can this concern be moved forward, and how? Expect bespoke and specialist workshops, great people and as always a free-to-all event.