3D Sound Localization and Spatialization

© S. Claude, 2011

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© S. Claude, 2011

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3D Sound Localization and Spatialization

Pedagogical Assistant: 

Advanced workshop
January 28-29 and February 11-12, 2012, from 10 am to 5 pm

teaching assistant: Stéphane Claude

This workshop is for the artists who want to work with spatial sound on a solid theoretical and practical basis. Talks will cover: perception, acoustics, spatial sound, loudspeakers, microphone arrays. The workshop is based on a creative approach to technology and it will include practical sessions.

The workshop will be given in French by bilingual instructors.


• General Introduction: sound spatialization in sound arts and in music;
• Basic Notions: acoustics and signal processing;
• Spatial Perception of Sound (theory and audio demos);
• Sound Spatialization: technology and methods;
• Creative Spatial Sound Capture and Microphone Arrays (theory and demos);
• Theory of Speaker Arrays and Wave Field Synthesis;
• Practical and Theoretical Exploration of a 16-Speaker Array for Wave Field Synthesis.


• Be a professional artist, creator or cultural worker;
• Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1% Training Investment*;
• Attend every session;
• Bring your own computer if available.

* Any enterprise whose total payroll is $1.000.000 or more is subject to 1% Training Investment. (Emploi-Québec Program)

Number of participants
12 people

120 $ – Payment required before Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5 pm.

Saturdays and Sundays, January 28-29 and February 11-12, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm.


before Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5 pm
Please submit your registration request to:
Eddie Rodgers, New Media Lab Chief Technician
phone: 514-844-3250, ext. 230


Reservation / Payment
Reservations can be made by phone or email. Full payment must be made for inscription to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Inscription to a workshop is not transferable.

Cancellation / Refunding
OBORO does not refund inscription fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, inscription fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.

Workshop Cancellation
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, inscription fees are fully refunded.

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Philippe-Aubert Gauthier

Born in Chicoutimi (Canada), Philippe-Aubert Gauthier lives and works in Sherbrooke (Canada). He is a sound and digital artist, musician, junior mechanical engineer, M.Sc, Ph.D. in acoustics and professor at Université de Sherbrooke. The heart of his artist's statement is based on the interactions of arts, cultures, sciences, and technology. He evolves in an integrated research and creation agenda where each of these fields and related knowledge are used for the development of art and musical pieces that address the social constructions of technology and technologically-related culture. As a bass player, he first discovers and explores music through improvisation and experiments. His current music and noises are guided by improvisation, immediacy, risk, and sound discoveries using more or less stable generative systems. P.-A. Gauthier created more than 40 art pieces and published more than 60 scientific communications. He received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Fonds de recherche Québec – Nature et technologie.

Daniel Courville

Daniel Courville has been a lecturer in sound production and applied computer technology at UQAM’s École des médias since 1990. He is a music producer and since 1988, has been interested in three-dimensional sound recording, processing and reproduction, particularly in Ambisonics. Recently, he has been investigating the integration of Ambisonics into sound production and post-production environments through the development of modular software tools. Daniel Courville holds a master’s degree in communications from UQAM.