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Friday, May 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Study and Applications of Spatial Audio

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A panel discussion on sound spatialization. Topics include applications for virtual reality, architecture, acoustics, music, art, science, and engineering. Learn about microphones for spatial audio, recording techniques, software encoders, and reproduction methods. The panel will discuss case studies from the Cube, a 148 loudspeaker spatial audio lab at Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Attendees will hear about recent projects from the Cube, as well as other spatial audio venues and labs.

Talent
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Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s computer music focuses on articulated noise, spatial orchestration and computer chamber music. His publicly released software includes the object collections FFTease and LyonPotpourri, written for Max/MSP and Pd. He is the author of “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has been selected for the Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB, and League ISCM World Music Days. He recently guest-edited two issues of the... Read More →
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Charles Nichols

Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher Charles Nichols (www.charlesnichols.com) explores the expressive potential of instrumental ensembles, computer music systems, and combinations of the two, for the concert stage, and collaborations with dance, video, and installation art.  He teaches Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech, is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology, and... Read More →
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Mike Roan

Mike Roan holds a PhD, and MS in Acoustics and a BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the John R. Jones III faculty fellow with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech working in the areas of immersive audio, psychoacoustics, and digital signal processing.  Dr. Roan has been the author or co-author on over 150 publications and reports and PI or Co-PI on externally funded research grants... Read More →
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Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove holds undergraduate degrees in Recording Arts and Business from Full Sail University and is pursuing a MFA in Theatre: Spatial Audio at Virginia Tech. Tanner joined Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology in 2013 as audiovisual design and technology engineer, and has been recognized with awards for excellence by Systems Contractor News and Virginia Tech's President Timothy Sands. Tanner is technical... Read More →

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

The spatial location of sound is as important as pitch and rhythm. Experiments with "Spatial Music" have informed composition since the early nineteen-hundreds. But today, 21st century technologies for audio recording, production, and playback have revived an interest in surround sound and the three-dimensional potential of electronic music.

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... Read More →



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