The studio used for the Trondheim workshop.
I’ve been doing some teaching over the past few weeks.
Two weeks ago I visited the music technology department at NTNU in Trondheim, giving an artist talk sharing my experiences with work on sound installations. The following day I gave two 4 hour workshops providing an introduction to spatialisation. They have a studio set up with 16 loudspeakers, but most of the students seem to work predominantly in stereo only, with occasional excursions into 5.1. I used Jamoma for the demo. While Jamoma itself was not the topic of the workshop, it provides an easy way of demonstrating and discussing different spatialisation techniques. Within the time frame of the workshop we managed to touch on VBAP, first and higher order ambisonics, DBAP and ViMIC.
Last week I was in charge of a one day workshop/concert on sound in space organized by BEK. For my presentation I did a concenced version of the same material as for the Trondheim workshop, with a brief introduction to the psychoacoustics of spatial hearing, and a demo of the Harpex ambisonic decoding plugin thrown in for good measure. Thorolf Thuestad talked about how he is using Reaper for spatial audio. From his presentation it became clear that Reaper will be my choice of DAW for the foreseeable future. After a break works by Ruben Sverre Gjertsen and Hans-Gunther Lock were presented.
Last Monday I gave a workshop on how to write application grants for VISP, a service organization providing assistance on production for visual artists in Bergen.
And finally, yesterday I gave a two hour lecture on electronic music at the Grieg Academy.
Now I’m looking forward to be able to spend some time at my studio again.
On a side note: This turned out to be be blog post no. 1111, posted on 11-11-11.