IMA Number: 783.12 | 1 credits

Course Type: Production

Course Registration Number: 783.12

Professor: Daniel Neumann

This class meets Saturday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 9th - 10am-5:30pm in TV STUDIO - 436HN

Full Course Description:

This workshop (with a presentation event following after) introduces spatial sound composition with multi-channel audio systems. After an introduction to key concepts and an historical overview with some listening examples we’ll go on to develop our own compositions and to practice and explore spatialization as a creative element. As Stockhausen had put it in the 1960s: “..there is no longer any reason for a fixed spatial perspective of music. [The] movement in space of music becomes as important as the composition of its melodic lines…and its rhythmic characteristics.”

In this class we’ll be working with a digital mixing board that controls an 8-channel speakers system. Automated, programmed and live spatialization will be demonstrated and practiced. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop (or other playback media, or instruments) to expand their individual practice exploring spatialization, sound projection and interaction with architectural spaces.

Permissions: Contact Instructor with interest in course based on your background for approval. Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.