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Audium: Sound and Space Workshop

What is a sound sculpture? How does one compose music for space?

Audium is the first theater of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music for over 50 years. The theater's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them.  Audium is constructed specifically for the performance of sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

This workshop will introduce participants to the language of composing for “sound-sculptured space”. Learn how to think beyond just one's eyes and ears- to the entire experience- when planning sound installations. Meet the composers behind Audium, sample what they're working on, and plan your own future works.

Led by composers Stan Shaff & David Shaff, and technical director Paul Barton. Stan Shaff, co-founder of Audium, will be on hand to give his thoughts and experience from 50+ years of experimentation in electronic music composition and spatial sound design. The evening will begin with a brief history of the space and a demonstration of its capabilities. After, we will reflect on the language of spatial composition,  and learn the elements necessary to create one's own spatial audio environment. Finally, there will be time for participant brainstorming and applying the concepts of Audium to new projects.

Please arrive on time; late arrivals will miss the demonstration.

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