Ludger Brümmer: About Spatial Audio - Psychoacoustic facts and the Klangdom Systems at the ZKM|Karlsruhe

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
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 The 47 channel Klangdom continuously implemented at the  ZKM|Karlrsuhe (center for art and media)  along with the 50 channel sound Pavilion "the morning line" placed in front of the cubus represent the activity in the field of spatial audio at the ZKM|Institut for Music and acoustic. Along with hardware the ZKM recently created a new rebuilt of the free software Zirkonium MK2 to control and store movements inside a flexible speaker environment using either VBAB or Ambisonics.$8565
Beside an introduction into the concept of the new Zirkonium Mk2 software this talk discusses psychoacoustic facts showing that spatial audio is at least as useful as parameters like articulation, instrumentation, counterpoint or sometime pitch. We should rethink the importance of space and movement having in mind that it is not at all taught in the education of composers, musicians and technicians.

Biography: Born and raised in Germany. Masters in psychology/sociology. Composition studies  with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. Collaboration with choreographer Susanne Linke for "Ruhrort. Music for the Nederlands Dans Theater. International Performances at GRM, Paris at ICMC's in SanJose , Tokyo, Banff, Thessaloniki. Visiting Scholar at CCRMA Stanford University, teaching Assistant at the Folkwang Hochschule, TU Berlin, School of Design Karlsruhe, research fellow at Kingston University, lecturer for composition at the Sonic Arts  Research Centre Belfast. Since 2003 head of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at ZKM|Karlsruhe and guest professor at School of Design. Member of the „Academy of the Arts“ Berlin.

Awards: Folkwang Award Essen, WDR Award Cologne. Busoni Award Akademie der Kuenste Berlin, Golden Nica ArsElectronica 1994 and second prize at the ArsElectronica 1997, Larry Austin Award, ICMA, Pierre d'Or Bourges 1997 and 2001, first prize at Rostrum for electroacoustic music by the UNESCO. Musica Sacrae 2001, Fribourg Switzerland. Menzioni D'Onore at the Luigi Russolo Award, Italy and the Stockholm Electronic Music Award.

Jurymember of numerous juries, amongst them Prix ARS Electronica 1995/96/2011/13, in Bourges, Giga-Hertz-Award, ICMA, Destellos etc.

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