presents 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.
"HörSaal" is a room composition that uses dynamic and static sound-spaces. The audience may walk around freely, in contrast to a usual concert situation. In the dynamic parts, sounds are moved between 10 abstract points. A determined structure is then built through layering these movements with other free movements. In the static parts, spoken words by physicists like Heisenberg, Schrödinger or Einstein can be experienced at visually marked points in the room. Bernhard Leitner (born 1936) is a sound artist and Professor for Media Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
In cooperation with the Electronic Music Studio
of TU Berlin, Audiocommunications Group.
› Admission free