This event will present works for Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) realized in the Electronic Music Studio
(Audiocommunications Group) of the Technical University Berlin. The sound installation "HörSaal"
by Bernhard Leitner and three compositions will be presented at the lecture hall Wellenfeld H104
. A large WFS system consisting of 2704 speakers, 16 computers and 832 audio channels was installed in this room during its reconstruction in 2006/2007. The system is used for research and production.
Since the early beginnings of electro-acoustic music, space has been one of the most important parameters of compositions in the genre. WFS allows the composer to have more detailed control over the spatialisation of a piece. The presented works are media specific for the TU-system, covering different approaches from acousmatic to generative points of view.
Shintaro Imai "Immersive Motion Study"
2007, commissioned by DAAD Berlin. The sound materials for this piece were processed and organized via a real-time algorithmic sound-generating system based on various granular sampling techniques. These materials were originally made from a sampled flute sound which was performed by flutist Sabine Vogel. The transitional motion of timbre is related to the spacial motion in the space which creates an immersive acoustic perspective for the audience. Shintaro Imai is a composer and computer musician. He is Assistant Professor at the Sonology Department of Kunitachi College of Music, and lecturer at Tamagawa University.
Robert Henke "Tau"
This realtime performance piece was originally written for the and adapted for WFS in 2011. Based on a previous piece "Studies for Thunder" (2005), a virtual closed world was created to imply an immersive sensation of a macroscopic world in which microscopic events are embedded. During the performance, individual layers are filtered, mixed and distributed in space. Real time parameters control the movements of the sounds fed to the WFS system. Robert Henke, also knoen as Monolake, is a composer, computer musician, media artist and software developer. He is Professor for Sound Design at the Sound Studies
faculty of the University of Arts Berlin
boris d hegenbart-matsui "ebenen-20000"
In "ebenen-20000", several planes of sound are moved extremly slowly through the hall like pieces on an assembly line. Density, structure and size of each plane is different and determined. When a plane stops, layering can occur in which more complex sounds are created. The structure of the piece is determined by the movements of the sounds and the new resulting sound-combinations. boris d hegenbart-matsui is a musician and composer based in Berlin.
In cooperation with the Electronic Music Studio
of TU Berlin, Audiocommunications Group, supported by Ohrenstrand / Netzwerk Neue Musik
› admission free
› Address: Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin › Room H104