Audio spatialization in Materealität

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Spatialized audio
Galerie Waidspeicher 

Erfurt - Germany 13. 01. 2018

Mate-Realität is a multi-channel spatial musical composition and audio performance that intentionally explores the locatization of sound sources and their movement through space.

Performed for the first time at the opening of the exhibition »Materealität. Über Transformationen des Greifbaren / About Transformations of the Tangible« a collective art exhibition presented by the Multimediales Erzählen / Multimedia Narration course - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

AudioLAB students –Bauhaus-Universität Weimar– together with students from Hoschschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar created this composition. I was one of the three students in charge of the audio spatialization. For this, we adapted a glove with a LightBlue Bean sensor and an Ultrasonic 4-pin proximity/distance sensor (HC-SR04), which allowed us to move the audio in the 3 axes and move it through 8 speakers located in the art gallery space. We use ‘the spatialization gloves’ as a fundamental composition parameter and a key feature for the listener.

The exhibition opening took place in the Galerie Waidspeicher, the performance was made under the direction of Teresa Carrasco, Artistic Assistant professor of Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Design • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. 
The piece was elaborated in the class AudioLAB 1: Multidimensional Aspects of Live Electronics through the Application of Wireless Sensors, Tangible User Interfaces and Digital Interfaces. Jason Reizner and Dr. Teresa Carrasco were the instructors of this module. 
Amy Barnett, Ji Young Yoon (Chloe) and Pablo Silva Saray were the research assistants.  

Andreas Kühn
Benjamin Serdani
Denis Polec
Franziska Burkhardt
Gregor Trierweiler
Gellért Szabó (HfM)*
Heinrich Lenz
Ji Young Yoon (Chloe)
Jonas Friesel (HfM)*
Jordan White (HfM)*
Philipp Schmalfuss
Sandra Anhalt
Tupac Torres Bartsch

Amy Barnett 
Dasom Kim (HfM)* 
Yomayra Puentes-Rivera 

*Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT, Weimar 

Documentation was made by Pablo Silva Saray who along with Benjamin Serdani made the video edition.

The collective art exhibition presents films, installations, projections and objects of more than 30 artists that can be seen between January 13 to March 4, 2018.

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