1st SpACE-Net Workshop Report

The first SpACE-Net UK workshop was held on Thursday 25th January 2007 in the Rymer auditorium of the  Music Research Centre, University of York, York, UK. Over 70 delegates attended from across the UK other European countries including Austria, Finland, Ireland and Sweden. Ville Pulkki from the Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing gave the keynote speech and demonstrated his work relating to SIRR and DirAC spatial audio technologies. | Abstract |

Three newly commissioned spatial audio works were performed:
  • 'Corresponding' by Suk-Jun Kim | Abstract |
  • 'Osseointegration' by Gordon Delap, with sound synthesis by Stefan Bilbao | Abstract |
  • A site specific installation/interpretation of 'Swash' by David Prior/liminal | Abstract |
Papers were presented by:
  • Michael Kelly, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) on
    Game audio tools in other creative and research applications. | Abstract |
  • Y Meng & Jian Kang, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, on
    Soundscape auralization in urban open public spaces | Abstract |
  • Filippo Fazi & Philip Nelson, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton on
    Sound field reconstruction: a comparison between different technologies. | Abstract |
  • Throughout the day Soundfield UK, makers of the renowned Soundfield microphone, demonstrated some of their latest technologies, including their new A-format microphone, recently announced at AES San Francisco. | Abstract |

Additional loudspeakers for the Rymer Auditorium were supplied by Genelec
Posters were presented by:

Becky Stewart - Early Reflection Partitioning for a Hybrid Reverberator | Poster |

Alex Southern - Spatial Rendering of Digital Waveguide Mesh Room Acoustic Models for Multichannel Sound | Poster |

Lorenzo Picinali- The Distance Cues: Simulation of the Distance in a Binaural Spatialization Algorithm | Poster |

Stefan Enroth- The application of Spatial Impulse Response Rendering to digital waveguide mesh room acoustic simulations. | Poster |

David Prior/Frances Crow - Liminal, Swash (Commisioned Audio Work) | Poster |

Stefan Loewenstein- Acoustic Map An interactive cityportrait, Hall (Austria) 2006 | Poster |

Nikos Stavropoulos- Multi-channel formats in electroacoustic composition: Acoustic space as a carrier of musical structure | Poster |

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Submitted by mrapsouthern on 1 March, 2007 - 17:04.