Bruno Bélanger Daniel Courville Philippe-Aubert Gauthier Audio Art / 3D Sound Production : Integrating New Avenues
Photo : Daniel Courville et Bruno Bélanger, PRIM.
With the financial support of Services Québec
In recent years, practices of sound creation and composition have evolved in surprising ways (mobility, immersive and interactive environments, in-situ and outdoor broadcasting contexts, multimodal acoustics and composition, localized listening, tactile sound and haptic installations, etc.). The Audio Art / 3D Sound Production: Integrating New Avenues workshop deals with the tools, software and technologies used in Ambisonics, Dolby Atmos and in hybrid scenographic and installation practices. This course is intended for creators who wish to combine media and materiality in sound immersion devices. Through critical perspectives, we propose a methodological and structuring approach that offers greater autonomy to creators in the production process of works destined for different dissemination contexts, multi-phonic concerts, web art, sound installations, digital cinema, live arts, etc…
The workshop investigates the various stages of multichannel work. It offers a collective, inclusive and realistic approach, which integrates a set of possibilities related to immersive sound production, from the creation of monophonic or stereo point sources to the restitution of sound fields: acquisition, synthesis, processing, spatialization and reproduction of sound information in three dimensions.
Media and art productions increasingly call for immersive sound environments and the multiplication of formats, both in terms of signal encoding, acoustic broadcasting standards (speaker arrangements) and distribution media. This workshop provides a comprehensive update on recent developments in 3D audio. The workshop includes sections on the history and systems theory of Ambisonics, multichannel sound in cinema, spatialization in sound design and Wave Field Synthesis.
There will be sessions on sound recording with microphones, encoding, signal processing, and reproduction in different audio broadcast systems. The workshop will also touch on the topics of delivery and distribution media, hybrid production strategies for the visual and performing arts, and creation and production workflows.
• The maximum number of participants is 12. The workshop will be offered in French. All the instructors are bilingual and may answer questions in English.
• Cost: 100$ plus taxes
To register or if you have any questions, contact the New Media Lab by phone or email: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Be a professional artist, creator or cultural worker
• Training for intermediate and advanced participants;
• Commitment to be present at all stages of the training;
• Experience working with multi-channel digital audio creation and production is an asset;
• Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee*
Up to 2 spots are available for salaried employees of organisations whose salary mass is over 2 million $ and are subject to Quebec’s 1% Law for Workforce training. These participants must pay the unsubsidized cost of the training offered. Please contact us for more details.
RESERVATION / PAYMENT
Reservations can be made by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or cash. Registration for a workshop is non-transferable.
CANCELLATION / REFUND
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.
According to the Quebec government’s measures with respect to COVID, professional training can take place in person, with a tightening of certain sanitary measures. Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times. More information here.
Photo : Daniel Courville et Bruno Bélanger, PRIM.
Bruno Bélanger is the Audio Department Manager / Mixer PRIM, an artist-run center for moving image and sound post-production. He began his career in the early 2000s. A valuable collaborator, he invests himself in all the projects that are offered to him. With his sensitivity and his listening skills, he takes care of the narrative intentions of the creators he works with during the final stage of sound creation, the mixing.
Daniel Courville has been a lecturer in sound production and applied computer science at UQAM’s École des médias since 1990. He is interested in three-dimensional sound capture, processing and reproduction and, in particular, since 1988, in Ambisonics. More recently, he has been working on the integration of Ambisonics in sound production and post-production environments through the development of modular software tools. http://www.ambisonicstudio.com
Philippe-Aubert Gauthier is a sound and digital artist, musician, junior mechanical engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D. in acoustics and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal. The heart of his artistic approach is based on the interaction of arts, cultures, sciences and technologies. He navigates a vision of integrated research and creation in which each of these fields of action and related knowledge is used to develop artistic and musical pieces that address the social and cultural constructions of technologies.
Stéphane Claude is an electronic-acoustic music composer, sound engineer, specialized consultant and sound designer. Since the birth of the New Media Laboratory, he is Head of Research of the Audio Sector at OBORO. His research focuses on the development and integration of conceptual and physiological structures in installation and performance contexts. His interests include the communication of formal and physical aesthetics as transductive experiences through digital audio processing, acoustics parameters and sound spaces.