‘The Shape of Sounds to Come’ Radio Documentary

Last year I was lucky enough to take part in a radio show about sound and space directed by Rachel Ní Chuinn and played on RTE radio. It was called ‘The Shape of Sounds to Come’ and you can listen to it by clicking here.

It features the renowned Alvin Lucier, as well as the music and thoughts of several other SARC staff and students on sound and how we interact with it. I give a brief explanation of some basics of acoustics. It’s really the contributions of others that contain the most interesting sections.

It’s definitely worth a listen. It doesn’t deal with Spatial Audio in the realm of technology. Instead, it’s more about how sound the sound around us everyday can influence in other ways, such as in architectural acoustics.

Acta Acustica Paper Published

The paper I presented at the Auralization and Ambisonics symposium in Berlin last April has been published in Acta Acustica united with Acustica. There are also 9 other papers from the conference that were chosen and definitely all are worth looking at. You can see the table of contents for the new issue  here.

Proceedings of Ambisonics and Auralization Symposium

The proceedings of the joint Ambisonics and Auralization symposium has been published as a book today. You can get it here. It’s definitely worth checking out because there were lots of interesting works presented.

Ten of the papers are missing (including my own) because they’ll be out in the autumn in a special issue of the journal ‘Acta Acustica united with Acustica’.

EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics 2014

I’ll be at the Ambisonics Symposium (joint with the Auralization symposium) in Berlin this week (3rd-5th April). The program is here and it looks like it’ll be really interesting.

I’ll be presenting a paper titled “Off-Centre Localisation Performance of Ambisonics and HOA for Large and Small Loudspeaker Array Radii” on the 5th. I’ll post a link to the paper once it’s up on the TU Berlin website, which should hopefully be in the next couple of days.

If you happen to be going then please get in touch because I’d love to chat.

Download DAFx Conference Paper

The proceedings of DAFx13 have gone up on their website so you can read my paper if you’re interested in it.

Download it here.

View all the papers presented during the week here.

Presenting at DAFx13

I’ll be presenting next Thursday at DAFx13 in Maynooth, Ireland. The paper details the results of an experiment I carried out in February about localisation at off-centre positions. It’s titled:

Perceptual Investigation of Image Placement with Ambisonics for Non-Centred Listeners

If you’re also going to DAFx then please get in touch, I’d look forward to chatting.

I’ll try to post the paper some time next week after it’s been presented.

Taking Ambisonics into Theatre

Today I was involved in a collaboration between a local theatre company (Tinderbox) and my department at SARC. There are a few Sonic Arts people involved and we’re working with writers to create four scenes/plays that will make use of the Sonic Lab we have here. The challenge is to avoid just doing a radio play (or acoustmatic composition) and find where theatre and sonic arts can meet. Continue reading